America has been there for Israel in times of crisis and terror.
And Israel is the first to mourn with America when tragedy strikes — especially this time, as it was right in the heart of the American Jewish community.
After incessant anti-semite Robert Bowers went on a shooting spree in a Pittsburgh Synagogue on Saturday, the Jerusalem City Hall illuminated lights on the side of their building in the semblance of an American flag.
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In addition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahau also commented on the shooting. In a video statement issued on Saturday evening, the premier can be heard saying: “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.”
Netanyahu said Israel “stands 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.”
At least 11 people were killed after a man opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. The perpetrator entered the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue and yelled ‘All Jews must die,’ according to KDKA, a local radio station.
The U.S. Department of Justice will file hate crime and other criminal charges against the suspect, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, adding that the charges could lead to the death penalty.
There is no further threat to the community, police said. Officials have said that rumors about possible explosives at the scene are untrue. A hotline has been set up for the families of the victims: 412-432-4400. The investigation is being led by federal authorities. The incident is being treated as a hate crime by investigators. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the victims.
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