The German authorities consider the attack on the synagogue in the city of Galle as a right-extremist anti-Semitic terrorist act, said the country’s Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht.
On Wednesday in German Galle there was a shooting at a synagogue and a kebab shop. There were 80 people in the synagogue. Shooting occurred in Yom Kippur, one of the main holidays in Judaism. As a result, two people were killed, two more were injured. The suspect, a 27-year-old German, is detained.
“According to the latest data, we are talking about a right-wing extremist terrorist attack by a single male attacker. We proceed from the fact that he acted on the basis of anti-Semitic, right-wing extremist attitudes and chose the Jewish community in the synagogue as a target. But fortunately, if this can be said at all in this case, he failed to break into the synagogue”, – Lambrecht said at a press conference.
She added that Germany should better protect the country’s Jewish community.