Germany: 2 people murdered by Nazi terrorist in shooting attack near synagogue on Yom Kippur
Two people were murdered and two others were critically wounded after Nazi terrorists wearing military-style uniforms opened fire outside a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism.
One woman and a man were murdered after a Nazi terrorist opened fire with a submachine gun near a synagogue in the city of Halle, eastern Germany, on Wednesday morning.
A grenade was also thrown into the Jewish cemetery before the terrorists fled.
The moment the Nazi terrorist attempted to break into the synagogue was live-streamed.
Police have since arrested one of the Nazi terrorists and told people to ‘stay alert’ while the manhunt continues.
Initially, the terrorist tried to break into the synagogue. He fired at the synagogue several times and hurled explosives in his attempt to enter.
A terrorist tried to get into the building, Max Privorotzki, leader of the Jewish community in Halle, told Der Spiegel magazine, saying between “70 and 80 people were in the synagogue”.
“We saw via the camera system at our synagogue that a heavily-armed perpetrator with a steel helmet and a gun tried to shoot open our doors,” he told the Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper. “The man looked like he was from the special forces…But our doors held.
“We barricaded the doors from inside and waited for the police,” he said.
After the Nazi terrorist failed to enter the synagogue, he shot to death a woman near the local Jewish cemetery. He also shot at a man who had been standing next to a nearby shwarma stand.
The Nazi terrorist documented the attack with a head-mounted camera on the helmet he wore. The footage shows 35 minutes of the terror attack, including the murder of two people.
The terrorist has been identified as 27-year-old Stefan Balliot. Calling himself “Anon” and a Holocaust denier, said the root of all problems, including feminism, are the Jews.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
“The terrorist attack against the Jewish community in Halle Germany on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of our people, is additional testimony that anti-semitism in Europe is increasing.
On behalf of the people of Israel, I send condolences to the families of the victims and wishes for a quick recovery to the injured.
I call on the German authorities to continue taking determined action against anti-semitism.”