World German synagogue attack 'was far-right terror'

20:10  10 october  2019
20:10  10 october  2019 Source:   bbc.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).

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

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 shooting at a synagogue in the German city of Halle on Monday was a far-right terror attack, said justice minister Christine Lambrecht.

a car parked on the side of a road: The suspect was filmed wearing a helmet and shooting in a street in Halle© Reuters The suspect was filmed wearing a helmet and shooting in a street in Halle

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 Mr Frank said.

About 2,200 people watched a live stream he allegedly posted on the online streaming platform Twitch.

Shooting near German synagogue was livestreamed on 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.

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 .

Human Rights Watch described Mr Matavel's killing as "a chilling development that casts a dark shadow over the Mozambican elections". The group said serious abuses and acts of violence have been documented in Gaza province since the start of the election campaign on 31 August.

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.

"If police had been stationed outside the synagogue, then this man could have been disarmed before he could attack the others," said the council's president, Josef Schuster, on Deutschlandfunk public radio.

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 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 .

Rise of East German violence: The former East Germany , where today’s attack took place, has been particularly susceptible to far - right violence since German anti- terror prosecutors said they were taking the lead in investigating the shooting, after Jewish leaders said their synagogue was targeted.

The suspect is a German national.

a police car parked in front of a building: A 27-year-old suspect was arrested after two people were shot dead near a synagogue in Halle© Getty Images A 27-year-old suspect was arrested after two people were shot dead near a synagogue in Halle

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.

  • Is there a growing far-right threat online?
  • Germany to fight anti-Semitism in schools
  • German politician's murder raises spectre of far-right attacks

"This case shows us how thinly spread the police cover is," Oliver Malchow, chairman of the GdP, told German broadcaster ZDF.

Anti-austerity Protests and Strikes Shut Down Quito, Ecuador

  Anti-austerity Protests and Strikes Shut Down Quito, Ecuador Demonstrations have roiled Ecuador’s capital city for more than a week, after the government eliminated a long-standing subsidy, doubling the price of fuel.

German synagogue attack ' was far - right terror '. 10 October 2019. Tokarczuk and Handke win Nobel Literature Prizes.

The Labour activist was attacked outside a pub in north London while celebrating his birthday. The Guardian columnist said he had been celebrating his birthday with friends at the Lexington pub, Islington, when he was attacked on 17 August. German synagogue attack ' was far - right terror '.

"While we're tackling terrorism we cannot at the same time involve many staff in monitoring far-right extremists," he added. "We didn't underestimate it, but we can't foresee everything and prevent it."

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, Ms Merkel said the government would use "all means available" to tackle hatred and bigotry.

Elsewhere, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the shooting as a "terror attack" and warned anti-Semitism was on the rise in Europe.

Tree of Life Synagogue to reopen as "symbol against hatred" .
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.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!