A vicious terror attack aimed at a packed synagogue in Halle, Germany on the holiest, most solemn day of the Jewish calendar was live-streamed by the shooter throughout his frustrated attempts to bash his way into the sacred House of Prayer, his murderous rage when that attempt failed and his decision to open fire elsewhere at others as a result.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned in a response to that shooting shortly after the close of the solemn Day of Atonement in Israel on Wednesday night, “The terrorist attack against the Jewish community in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of our people, is additional testimony that anti-Semitism in Europe is increasing.
“On behalf of the people of Israel, I send condolences to the families of the victims and wishes for a quick recovery to the injured,” the prime minister said.
“I call on the German authorities to continue taking determined action against anti-Semitism,” he added.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a vigil at the Oranienburger Straße Synagogue in Berlin following the terror attack, according to government spokesperson Steffen Seibert, who said in a statement, “We must fight against any form of anti-Semitism.
Seibert tweeted a photo of Merkel at the vigil.
Ein Zeichen der Verbundenheit: Kanzlerin #Merkel am Abend an der Synagoge Oranienburger Straße in Berlin. Wir müssen uns geschlossen jeder Form von Antisemitismus entgegenstellen. #Wirstehenzusammen #Halle pic.twitter.com/wx70kOeIx7
— Steffen Seibert (@RegSprecher) October 9, 2019
A spokesperson for the “Twitch” online video streaming platform commonly used to stream live video of video games confirmed to CNN that a 35-minute video believed to be of the Halle terror attack was live-streamed on its platform.
The video, filmed in a first-shooter perspective, showed the gunman shooting multiple victims and driving to multiple locations, beginning with a synagogue and then a kebab shop.
The film appeared to have been filmed with a camera mounted on the helmet of the attacker.
The gunman launched into an anti-Semitic rant, claiming the Holocaust “never happened” and said the root of some of the world’s problems are the Jews.