Amateur footage has been released which shows Palestinians and Israeli police exchanging fire, after two Palestinians killed four people in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue.

The two Palestinians, armed with knives, axes and guns, killed four people in the place of worship before being shot dead by police.

The Militant group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

PFLP is a far-left nationalist group that has been blamed for attacks on Israelis in the past.

The synagogue attack was the deadliest in Jerusalem in years and comes amid heightened tensions in the Holy City.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the incident. "The presidency condemns the attack on Jewish worshippers in their place of prayer and condemns the killing of civilians no matter who is doing it," his office said in a statement.