Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack on the synagogue in Halle on Yom Kippur, calling it a sign of growing anti-Semitism.
Here’s part of Netanyahu’s statement from Wednesday evening:
“The terror attack against the Jewish community of Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur, the holiest day for our people, is another manifestation of the anti-Semitism in Europe. In the name of the Jewish people, we send our deepest condolences to the grieving families and wish speedy recovery to the injured,” Netanyahu said.
President of Israel Reuven Rivlin said, “We are stunned and pained by the terrible anti-Semitic murders in Germany today, during the holiest and most important day of the year for all Jews around the world. I call on the leaders of Germany and the free world to bring the full force of law against anti-Semitism and its results.”
Two people were killed in shootings close to a synagogue and nearby kebab shop. A German security official said he believes the attack was “motivated by far-right ideology.”