US confirms 3 victims were American citizens

Three of the four victims of the deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue had US citizenship, a spokeswoman for the State Department said Tuesday, confirming an announcement made earlier by Israeli police.

“We can confirm that three US citizens, Moshe Twersky, Aryeh Kupinsky and Cary William Levine were killed in the attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem,” she told reporters traveling with US Secretary of State John Kerry in London.

Earlier, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said that three victims were Israelis with US nationality, and the fourth was an Israeli with British nationality.

A spokesman for the British Foreign Office in London confirmed to AFP: “We are aware of the death of a dual British-Israeli national in Israel on 18th November.”


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