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Policeman’s death takes Har Nof terror toll to five

PREAMBLE: Israel is reeling from Tuesday’s terror attack at a Har Nof synagogue, in which four Jewish men at prayer — all of them rabbis who lived on the same street in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood — were killed by two cousins from East Jerusalem’s Jabel Mubaker neighborhood.

Police said the two attackers entered the synagogue at 7 a.m. and began attacking worshipers at morning prayers with a gun, a meat cleaver, and an ax. Both terrorists were killed by police within seven minutes. One of the policeman who rushed to the scene, and was shot in the gunfight, Zidan Saif, died of his wounds late Tuesday. Three more people are still in Jerusalem hospitals in critical condition.

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