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World German president, at synagogue gunman attacked, says: "We must protect Jewish life"

14:43  10 october  2019
14:43  10 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Germany synagogue shooter livestreamed attack on Twitch

  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).

" We must protect Jewish life with all our means in our nation of laws and hold the perpetrators accountable." German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also denounced anti-Semitic crime in Germany and called for a "zero-tolerance" approach to tackling it. "People growing up today must know what

" We must protect Jewish life with all the legal means of our constitutional state and hold Yet Klein was speaking a bitter truth, said Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in The German people should take the matter into their own hands, said the U.S. ambassador to Germany

HALLE, Germany, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Germans need to stand together against extremist violence and protect Jewish life, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday after visiting a synagogue where a gunman began an attack a day earlier in which he killed two people.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds flowers outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany October 10, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke © REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds flowers outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany October 10, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

"Today is a day of shame and disgrace," Steinmeier said outside the synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle.

"I'm very sure the overwhelming majority of this society in Germany wants Jewish life to be part of this country ... We must stand together long-term against violence like we experienced here yesterday. We must protect Jewish life."

(Reporting by Reuters Television Writing by Paul Carrel Editing by Michelle Martin)

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Pittsburgh synagogue is the site of a 2018 mass shooting where 11 people were fatally shot.The congregation plans to create a space where the community can gather for more than worship. They plan to create classrooms, exhibits and memorial, education and social events, according to the Associated Press. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said that doing so will ensure the center is "an incredible center for Jewish life in the United States.

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