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German security services want more powers to fight extremism

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s security services said Tuesday they’re seeking greater powers to fight the kind of far-right extremism behind last week’s synagogue attack, including requiring internet companies to report illegal hate speech to police. A 27-year-old German man previously unknown to police confessed to carrying out the attack in the eastern city of Halle […]
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German police lost Halle gunman for an hour, lawmakers say

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers say police lost track for an hour of a suspected far-right extremist who killed two people after a failed attack on a synagogue. Germany’s dpa news agency quoted regional lawmakers in Saxony-Anhalt state as saying on Monday that it was two officers in a small town who eventually arrested the […]
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Thousands Protest Against Anti-Semitism After Synagogue Attack In Germany

The Yom Kippur attack in Halle renewed concerns about rising far-right extremism and anti-Semitism in Germany.
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German Protests Against Anti-Semitism After Synagogue Attack Draw Thousands

The Yom Kippur attack in Halle renewed concerns about rising far-right extremism and anti-Semitism in Germany.
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Halle survivor: Gun control saved me

I decided to visit Halle, Germany, shortly after moving to Berlin. I am one of a growing number of Jewish expats in Berlin, excited by the cultural outlets of the city, the cheaper rents and the diverse and open-minded Jewish life. Two weeks ago, an opportunity arose to visit a small, Russian-speaking Jewish community from the former USSR living in Halle to spend Yom Kippur with them. Our delegation was supposed to bring life and song to one of the most important days on the Jewish calendar. ...
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Halle survivor: Gun control saved my life

Stuck in the synagogue on lockdown, we picked up our prayer books again, unsure of what else to do but continue our intensive day of prayer. The singing that emerged in those hours is some that I will never forget, or want to relive, writes Yaffa Fogel.
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Germany Shooter ‘Would Have Killed More People’ With Access To Better Guns

The gunman in Halle was using homemade firearms — a far cry from military-grade weaponry common in the U.S.
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Tragedy marks Sabbath for Germany's Jewish community

Jews in Germany prepared to mark the Sabbath Friday with their confidence in the community's miraculous rebirth shaken by the deadly anti-Semitic rampage in Halle on Yom Kippur. Nearly 75 years after the Holocaust, the Jewish minority that had staked its faith in peaceful, democratic Germany found itself asking troubling questions about its security after the synagogue siege by a suspected neo-Nazi. "We have always been careful and now we will be even more careful," said Nina Peretz, head of B...
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Halle synagogue was fortified before antisemitic attack

Hardened door and security cameras helped protect dozens of people from gunmanA German synagogue targeted in an attempted mass shooting this week had been upgraded to fortify its main entrance and install security cameras, measures that probably saved the lives of dozens of people hiding inside.The attack on Wednesday in the city of Halle left two people dead but the number could have been much higher as the gunman failed to break through the synagogue door, despite repeatedly shooting at it and...
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Germany shooting: Horror of Jews targeted in Halle attack

Jewish people in Halle told the BBC they experience anti-Semitic abuse and false promises from politicians.
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Shocked Germans face new outbreak of far-right terror

Jewish people in Halle told the BBC they experience anti-Semitic abuse and false promises from politicians.
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Germany's Jewish leaders condemn police response to Halle attack

Minister vows to permanently improve security at synagogues as video shows homemade guns thwarted suspect Jewish community leaders in Germany have criticised the police’s “scandalously” slow response to the terror attack on a synagogue in eastern Germany.A gunman in military outfit went on a rampage in the city of Halle, killing two people, with further bloodshed averted only because the attacker’s homemade firearms malfunctioned. Continue reading...
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How the Synagogue Shooting in Germany Fits Into a Global Pattern of Far-Right Terrorism

Around noon on Wednesday, a 27-year-old German man drove to a synagogue in the city of Halle in eastern Germany with the aim of killing as many Jews as possible. It was Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. The attacker failed to get past the perimeter gate of the synagogue, and then…
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Germany probes synagogue suspect, pledges better security

German investigators puzzled Thursday over how the suspect in a botched attack on a synagogue on Judaism's holiest day managed to amass at least 4 kilograms (nearly 9 pounds) of explosives and acquire four firearms, an arsenal they said he planned to use in a massacre. While many questions remain about the suspect, German officials sought to reassure a shaken Jewish community after Wednesday's attack in the eastern city of Halle. The attacker, a German identified by prosecutors as Stephan B., ...
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'I worried it would be a matter of time': Halle grieves after shootings

Residents of town in Saxony-Anhalt left reeling after two people die in attempted attack on synagogueWolfgang Denkwitz had brought a white rose. Shortly before midday on Thursday the retired truck driver added his personal symbol of condolence to the sea of lilies, roses and carnations that lay at the door of the synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle.Twenty-four hours earlier, the same door had saved the lives of around 70 worshippers gathered inside, by withstanding the assault of a gun...
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German Attack Offers Lessons on Guns and Neo-Nazis

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- An anti-Semitic shooting on Yom Kippur in Germany – worse news is difficult to imagine. But Wednesday’s horrible events in the eastern German city of Halle would have been bloodier had they taken place in a country with weaker gun laws and a less security-aware Jewish community.There’s also another lesson in what happened. For all the talk of “imported anti-Semitism” that comes with an increase in Muslim immigration, Jews and Muslims are in the same boat when it comes to t...
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Suspect Posted Racist Screed Before Launching Deadly Attack In Germany

The German government has described Wednesday's shooting outside a synagogue in the town of Halle as an anti-Semitic attack. Two people were killed. Police have arrested a suspect.
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German suspect planned 'massacre,' had explosives in car

The suspect in an attack on a German synagogue on Judaism's holiest day had around four kilograms (nearly nine pounds) of explosives in his car and wanted to carry out a massacre, Germany's top prosecutor said. As officials sought to reassure an unsettled Jewish community and address concern about rising right-wing extremism, Germany's president visited the scene of the attack in Halle and urged his nation to stand up for its Jewish compatriots.
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Germany shooting: Jewish leader criticises police 'negligence'

Police were not guarding the synagogue attacked in Halle - yet it was Yom Kippur, a major festival.
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Germany seeks to reassure rattled Jews after holy day attack

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Top German officials were heading Thursday to the scene of an attack on a synagogue in the city of Halle, seeking to reassure an unsettled Jewish community after members saw a man trying to break into their house of worship on Judaism’s holiest day. The attack, in which two people were […]
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Questions raised over police protection for German synagogue

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Questions are being raised about police response after an attack on a synagogue in the German city of Halle after a gunman tried unsuccessfully to enter the house of worship during Yom Kippur observances and killed two people nearby. The head of Germany’s Jewish community, Josef Schuster, called the absence of […]
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Jammed homemade guns appeared to stop Halle attacker killing more

Footage streamed by gunman shows him becoming frustrated at malfunctioning weapons The deadly attack carried out by a masked gunman in eastern Germany would have ended with many more victims if his homemade firearms had not malfunctioned, footage broadcast on a livestreaming platform suggests.The gunman, who tried to force his way into a synagogue in the town of Halle on Wednesday before killing two people, broadcast his rampage on the Twitch platform. Continue reading...
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Halle attack: homemade guns jammed, preventing higher death toll

Footage streamed by gunman showed him becoming frustrated at malfunctioning weapons The deadly attack carried out by a masked gunman in eastern Germany would have ended with many more victims if his homemade firearms had not malfunctioned, footage broadcast on a livestreaming platform suggests.The gunman, who tried to force his way into a synagogue in the town of Halle on Wednesday before killing two people, broadcast his rampage on the Twitch platform. Continue reading...
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German Interior Minister: Yom Kippur Shooting was Anti-Semitic Attack

German officials called a live-streamed shooting at a synagogue Wednesday in the city of Halle an anti-Semitic attack after the gunman denied the Holocaust and denounced Jews on the stream before embarking. Two people have been killed and another two are seriously injured, according to Reuters, and a suspect is in custody. The gunman attempted to force his way into the synagogue, but was unsuccessful after finding the gates shut. The man then went on a shooting spree, killing a woman outside and...
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27-year-old suspect identified in German synagogue shooting

A gunman who killed two people -- one outside a synagogue and one in a kebab shop -- in the German town of Halle on Wednesday appears to have streamed the attack live online.
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Germany shooting suspect appears to have livestreamed attack online

A gunman who killed two people -- one outside a synagogue and one in a kebab shop -- in the German town of Halle on Wednesday appears to have streamed the attack live online.
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Shooter Kills Two Near German Synagogue in Anti-Jewish Attack

(Bloomberg) -- A heavily armed man attempted to storm a synagogue in eastern Germany on the Yom Kippur holiday and killed two people in a suspected anti-Semitic attack that authorities blamed on the far right.The assailant, identified by Der Spiegel as a 27-year-old German man, failed to enter the synagogue in the city of Halle, filled with about 80 worshipers on the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. He gunned down a woman nearby and a man during a subsequent attack on a Turkish restaurant, Ge...
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At least 2 dead, 1 arrest in Germany shooting

Police say a person has been arrested after a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle that left two people dead. (Oct. 9)         [Author: AP Domestic]
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Germany: mass shooting attempt that killed two was antisemitic attack, minister says

Authorities say indications suggest ‘rightwing extremist motive’German media reports gunman was 27-year-old German citizenTwo people died and two more were severely injured in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday, after a gunman in a military-style outfit tried to force his way into a synagogue in an attempted mass shooting.Authorities in the city in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, home to 230,000 people, said they were dealing with a “rampage situation” after several shots were fired in th...
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Germany shooting: two killed as gunman target synagogue in Halle

Antisemitic attacker in military-style outfit tried to force his way into synagogue then targeted nearby kebab shopTwo people died and two more were severely injured in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday, after a gunman in a military-style outfit tried to force his way into a synagogue in an attempted mass shooting.Authorities in the city in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, home to some 230,000 inhabitants, said they were dealing with a “rampage situation” after several shots were fired in...
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