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Statement on Yom Kippur Synagogue Terrorist Attack in Germany

StandWithUs is horrified at the shooting attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur.

StandWithUs CEO Roz Rothstein said, “This is a reprehensible attack targeting Jews at prayer on the holiest day of the Hebrew calendar. On every Jewish holiday, including Yom Kippur, synagogues are heavily protected and it appears that this stopped the attack from being much, much worse. German police believe this was an act of far right terrorism, reminding us once again that our governments and societies must do much more to fight back against this rising and increasingly deadly form of antisemitism. Our hearts go out to the families of those who were murdered and our prayers are with those who are recovering from injuries.”


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