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Golders Green grandfather British victim of Jerusalem synagogue massacre

PUBLISHED: 13:55 18 November 2014 | UPDATED: 20:56 18 November 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) speaks to the media about the attack that took place on worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue as foreign secretary Philip Hammond (right) listens before their breakfast meeting. Picture: PA/Matt Dunham

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) speaks to the media about the attack that took place on worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue as foreign secretary Philip Hammond (right) listens before their breakfast meeting. Picture: PA/Matt Dunham

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A British-born man has been named as one of the victims of an attack by Palestinian militants on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 68, was among the four people killed when two attackers stormed the synagogue this morning.

They attacked worshippers with knives, axes and guns before the militants were shot dead by police, according to reports.

Mr Goldberg is a great-grandfather who lived in Golders Green for many years before moving to Israel.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the death of a dual British-Israeli national in Israel on November 18, 2014.”

He leaves a widow and six children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.


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