Germany synagogue shooter livestreamed attack on Twitch
Unfortunately, mass shooters are still livestreaming their attacks. Twitch has confirmed to CNBC that the shooter who attacked a synagogue in Halle, Germany was broadcasting the murders on its service. The company has pulled the 35-minute clip and reiterated its "zero-tolerance" policies against hate and violence, adding that it would ban anyone trying to repost the material. The content doesn't appear to be available on Twitch as of this writing, although CNBC said it found downloadable copies on sites like 4chan (which also had Christchurch shooting videos in that attack's immediate aftermath).
A shooting at a synagogue in the German city of Halle on Monday was a far - right terror attack , said justice minister Christine Lambrecht. German police have faced criticism in the wake of the attack from the nation's most prominent Jewish community group, which accused the force of "negligence".
Worshippers were barricaded inside the synagogue as the attack unfolded with the perpetrator moving on to attack a kebab shop after he failed to gain It is thought that far - right extremists have already embraced the unknown attacker as a 'saint' the same title that was also given to Tarrant following the
A shooting at a synagogue in the German city of Halle on Monday was a far-right terror attack, said justice minister Christine Lambrecht.
Alleged perpetrator Stephan Balliet had four kilos of explosives in his car, Ms. Lambrecht said in a joint statement with attorney-general Peter Frank.
The gunman was planning a "massacre", said
he allegedly posted on the online streaming platform Twitch.
Shooting near German synagogue was livestreamed on Twitch
A video showed the shooter railing against feminism and denying the Holocaust.The shooter failed to enter the synagogue in Halle, Germany, but wreaked havoc, including the deaths of the two individuals, before driving away. The man used a Galaxy S8 on a helmet to record his crime while wearing a kevlar vest. Wednesday is Yom Kippur, the holiest day for Judaism. Inside the synagogue were 70 to 80 worshipers, according to a local Jewish leader. All were safe and unharmed.
Right-wing terrorism or far - right terrorism is terrorism that is motivated by a variety of different right-wing and far - right ideologies, most prominently by neo-nazism, neo-fascism, white nationalism
A gunman tried to enter a synagogue in Germany during Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, in what officials called an anti-Semitic attack . Foiled by a locked door, he killed two people outside and wounded two others in an anti-Semitic spree that smacked of far - right terrorism .
Mr. Balliet, 27, who is due to appear in court on Thursday afternoon, is facing two counts of murder and nine counts of attempted murder, German media report.
German police have faced criticism in the wake of the attack from the nation's most prominent Jewish community group, which accused the force of "negligence".
The head of the Central Council of Jews said it was "scandalous" that police were not protecting the synagogue on the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday.
In a tweet, Mr. Schuster added that it was "a miracle that there were no further casualties" during the incident at the city's synagogue. About 60 worshippers were at a Yom Kippur service at the time.
Synagogue attack sparks fear among Jews in Germany
Synagogue attack sparks fear among Jews in GermanyThe news heightened fears of more anti-Semitic violence in a nation still scarred by the Holocaust and witnessing the rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
The attack by a Nazi killer on the synagogue in Halle has left two people dead and several injured. Carried out on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the murderous rampage was intended to demonstrate that anti-Semitism It is clear that the assassinations in Halle were right -wing extremist terror attacks .
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The suspect is a German national.
The video - which was removed from Twitch - showed him making anti-Semitic and misogynistic comments before driving to the synagogue and shooting at its door.
After failing to get into the synagogue, he shot dead two people: a woman in a nearby street and a man inside a kebab shop about 500 meters (yards) away. Two people were also wounded by bullets and underwent surgery.
Reports said the gunman also tried to set off explosives at the synagogue.
Witnesses said he was heavily armed, and an online anti-Semitic "manifesto" attributed to him shows guns, apparently home-made.
Survivors said they hid behind the synagogue's heavy locked doors until police arrived, which took more than 10 minutes.
"This case shows us how thinly spread the police cover is," Oliver Malchow, chairman of the
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"While we're tackling terrorism we cannot at the same time involve
Authorities have noted a recent rise of anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, a country that is still haunted by the murder of six million Jews under Nazi rule.
They provide varying degrees of protection to synagogues. But when this is not possible, local Jewish communities sometimes work with law enforcement to provide for their own security.
Since the shooting, police presence has been increased outside synagogues in several east German cities, including Leipzig and Dresden, according to local media.
The attack was condemned by European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At an event in Nuremberg,
Elsewhere, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the shooting as a "terror attack" and warned anti-Semitism was on the rise in Europe.
Germany: after the attack on Halle, the fear of neo-Nazi terrorism
In the aftermath of the anti-Semitic attack in Halle, the Jewish community demands from Germany better protection and mobilization against the far right. Fears of neo-Nazi terrorism are resurging.
With our correspondent in Berlin, Pascal Thibaut
caused a great emotion. On the spot, of course, where several hundred people gathered on the evening of October 9, in the city center, by laying candles in memory of the victims. In Berlin, too, where Angela Merkel participated in a rally in front of a synagogue. "My goal, and that of the politicians, is to do everything so that you can live in safety. And this day shows us that it is not enough, that we have to do even more, "said the Chancellor.
No scandalous protection
An aspect criticized by the German Jewish community. Its leader, Josef Schuster, has judged "scandalous" the lack of police protection in front of the synagogue in Halle. The German Jewish community regularly denounces the rise of anti-Semitism. The President of the Republic Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits this afternoon the synagogue of Halle. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will also be on hand to give a press conference.
A "Shame on Germany"
Wednesday's attack is, of course, one of every newspaper. For the popular daily, "the author of the attack is the only one responsible. But he was encouraged in his actions by a civil society that does not take enough position against anti-Semitism. It is an overwhelming message because of our history. It's a shame for Germany. " Many newspapers view yesterday's attack as a new dimension of anti-Semitic violence. One can read in a daily newspaper: "Far-right terrorism feels as strong as in 1933. It does not hesitate to speak publicly".
■ Meditation ceremony in synagogue
A rally was held on Thursday morning in front of the synagogue in the city where the 27-year-old aggressor tried in vain to enter. Flowers and candles are placed along the wall of the synagogue. On Wednesday, at the same time, dozens of members of the Jewish community in Halle were preparing to celebrate Yom Kippur. The attacker did not manage to enter the synagogue but he killed a passer-by in front of the entrance and further a man in a Turkish restaurant.
A few dozen people including politicians were present Thursday morning at the scene of the tragedy. Among them, the president of the municipal council of Halle, Katja Müller, of the left party Die Linke. "Since Wednesday, the danger is there and we can no longer procrastinate. We must react even more than in the past, do not relativize anything and not just talk about individual cases, "she says.
Among those present were Bundestag MP Karamba Diaby. He is the only elected member of the Bundestag of African descent and has arrived in Halle from the time of the Communist GDR.
The Jewish community is more alarmed than ever. She denounces in Germany an increase in anti-Semitism. Its leader deemed it scandalous that the synagogue in Halle did not receive police protection. Igor Matviyets was wearing the kippa on Thursday morning, which he does not normally do in the street as a precaution. "Extreme right-wing terrorism unfortunately often causes casualties in Germany. And each time we hear alarming signals. To come and show us his solidarity is good. But he who says he is surprised does not know the life of the Jews in this country, "he denounces.
Experts denounce a growing danger of far-right terrorism in Germany. Four months ago, a Christian Democrat leader in favor of migration policy Angela Merkel was killed at close range.
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