A massacre inside a Jerusalem synagogue as an Islamic gang shouting ‘God is Great’ storms building armed with knives, axes and guns.
A British-born father and three American citizens were killed by Palestinian terrorists armed with axes and guns in a Jerusalem synagogue.
Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, described as a ‘pillar of the community’, was born in Liverpool and held a dual British-Israeli passport.
Mr Goldberg, 68, is a grandfather who lived in Golders Green in London before moving to Israel and was a regular visitor to the synagogue.
Friend David Osborne told Jewish News: ‘He was the most wonderful person you could meet, a pillar of the community. I was on my way to the synagogue when I heard screams and shots being fired, I knew instantly it was bad.’
The others killed in the attack have been named as Rabbi Moshe Twersky, Arieh Kopinsky, 43, and rabbi Calman Levine, who were all dual US-Israeli nationals.
A Foreign Office spokesman told MailOnline: ‘We are aware of the death of a dual British-Israeli national in Israel on 18 November 2014.’
After the attack Palestinians celebrated in the streets, throwing sweets and posing with the weapons used in the massacre.
The assailants, named as cousins Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal, both in their 20s, burst in screaming ‘God is great’ as people had their heads bowed in prayer. Three other rabbis are among the dead and eight people are injured, including two police officers.
Mr Osborne added: ‘Avraham prayed there most days for the last ten years or so, he was a devout Jew with no political agenda. All he wanted was to live a peaceful life. His family are the nicest people you could meet. They had lots of children and several grandchildren.’
There were scenes of chilling celebration as the blood was being wiped off the floors of the synagogue and pavements outside, with a joyful woman pictured scattering sweets in Gaza and masked Palestinians holding axes and a gun.
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