Terrorists, burning with hatred of Jews, become more active practically every year on the day when Jews celebrate their holiday of Yom Kippur. This is what the President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine Boris Lozhkin wrote on his Facebook page, commenting on the terrorist attack on Wednesday, the 9th of October, in the German city of Halle, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“Yom Kippur is not only the greatest holiday for Jews, but also the day when, unfortunately, law enforcement authorities have to be especially vigilant. Almost every year, terrorists all around the world become more active on this day, burning with hatred of Jews,” wrote Lozhkin.
He noted that on Wednesday a local Jewish community gathered in the synagogue for the holiday prayers. A criminal in military style outfit, after opening fire on the people outside, tried to lay explosives under the door of the synagogue and to break in. He threw another pack of explosives into the Jewish cemetery located right there. Two persons – a man and a woman – died on the spot. There are also injured persons.
The police, according to the preliminary information, have already criminal detained.
“Jews around the world are in deep sorrow together with the relatives of the terrorist attack victims,” emphasized the President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine.
According to the Deutsche Welle, the police asked the residents not to go outside during the day, referring to a special operation that was taking place then. The Central Railway Station in Halle was closed due to the investigative measures until early in the evening; public transportation was temporarily suspended.
In addition, at the synagogue buildings in the neighboring cities of Halle, Leipzig and Dresden, security guards have been placed — armed policemen are standing there. Later the news arrived about strengthening of the synagogues protection in Berlin.