'Heartbroken and Appalled' Israeli PM Netanyahu Releases Statement on Pittsburgh Shooting
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that the people of Israeli are grieving with Americans after Saturday’s mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A gunman walked into The Tree of Life Synagogue during Saturday services and reportedly shouted “all Jews must die” before opening fire on the congregation.
At least eight people were killed and many others were wounded before the gunman was arrested.
#BREAKING: Suspect has surrendered. He is injured. Here is the scene just a few blocks away from the synagogue. At least 8 people killed @KDKA pic.twitter.com/AwhjC3iyH4
— Meghan Schiller (@MeghanKDKA) October 27, 2018
“The entire people of Israel grieve with the families of the dead,” Netanyahu said in a statement.
“We stand together with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, we stand together with the American people in the face of this horrendous anti-Semitic brutality and we all pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded,” he continued.
I was heartbroken and appalled by the murderous attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue today.
The entire people of Israel grieve with the families of the dead. We stand together with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/7eVolo5K45
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) October 27, 2018
According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett plans to visit Pittsburgh on Saturday to help support the Jewish community there.
He said he has instructed his team to be prepared to offer any assistance that may be necessary.
“The State of Israel is deeply pained by this terrible anti-Semitic murder. Our Jewish brothers and sisters came under a murderous attack while at prayer,” Bennett said in a statement.
“Our hearts go out to the families of those killed, and we pray for the swift recovery of the injured, as we pray this is the last such event.”
#BREAKING: All Commonwealth flags in Pennsylvania to be lowered to half-staff per @GovernorTomWolf to honor victims of #Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting victims. https://t.co/JhSP1URRNT pic.twitter.com/89YJk41X4O
— KDKA (@KDKA) October 27, 2018
President Donald Trump spoke out on his Twitter Saturday morning with words of support for the community.
Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought. Spoke with Mayor and Governor to inform them that the Federal Government has been, and will be, with them all the way. I will speak to the media shortly and make further statement at Future Farmers of America.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2018
“Events in Pittsburgh are far more devastating than originally thought,” Trump wrote.
“Spoke with Mayor and Governor to inform them that the Federal Government has been, and will be, with them all the way.”
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