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The United States condemns the terrorist attack on a synagogue in Israel, State Department Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel said, quoted by Reuters. 

He added that high-ranking American representatives are in contact with their Israeli counterparts and that he does not expect any changes to Anthony Blinken's planned visit to Israel next week. 

An attacker opened fire in a synagogue in Jerusalem, eight people died

The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (the upper house of the parliament) Konstantin Kosachev also expressed his country's support for the Israeli people and called today's attack "especially cynical and unacceptable on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust", BTA reported.

The press center of the Israeli police announced on Twitter that this evening a shooting was opened against a synagogue in East Jerusalem, in which, according to preliminary information, eight people were killed.

The attack is being treated as an act of terrorism. 

The attacker has been eliminated.

He was an active member of the radical group "Brigades of Martyrs of Al-Aqsa", says TASS, referring to Yediot Ahronot.

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