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“We were deeply saddened to learn about the death of Ezra Schwartz, an American citizen from Massachusetts who was murdered in a terrorist attack on Thursday while in Israel to pursue his studies,” the State Department said in a statement sent Friday to reporters, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) on Sunday.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends, and community as well as the family and friends of the four other people killed in yesterday’s tragic events,” the statement said, according toJTA.
The press release came more than 24 hours after a shooting attack near Hebron claimed the lives of three people — among them 18-year-old Schwartz — and a stabbing attack against Jews praying at a makeshift synagogue in an office building and shopping center in Tel Aviv left two men dead.
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