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Israel: Netanyahu and cabinet observe minute of silence for US synagogue victims03:08

Israel: Netanyahu and cabinet observe minute of silence for US synagogue victims

Israel, Jerusalem
October 28, 2018 at 14:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was "hard to underestimate the horror" of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday.

The Israeli cabinet joined the prime minister in observing a minute of silence in honour of the 11 victims of the attack, which took place on Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Pennsylvanian city of Pittsburgh in the north-eastern United States.

Netanyahu added that, "all of Israel is grieving with the families of those murdered in this horrifying massacre" and said that "Israel stands in one front with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, with the Jewish communities in the United States, all the communities and with the American people."

The suspected shooter, identified as Robert Bowers, was today charged with 11 counts of murder as well as several other offences. Social media posts made by Bowers have been found to contain extreme anti-semitic conspiracy theories, and the case is reportedly being investigated by the FBI as a federal hate crime.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was "hard to underestimate the horror" of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, during a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday.

The Israeli cabinet joined the prime minister in observing a minute of silence in honour of the 11 victims of the attack, which took place on Saturday at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Pennsylvanian city of Pittsburgh in the north-eastern United States.

Netanyahu added that, "all of Israel is grieving with the families of those murdered in this horrifying massacre" and said that "Israel stands in one front with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, with the Jewish communities in the United States, all the communities and with the American people."

The suspected shooter, identified as Robert Bowers, was today charged with 11 counts of murder as well as several other offences. Social media posts made by Bowers have been found to contain extreme anti-semitic conspiracy theories, and the case is reportedly being investigated by the FBI as a federal hate crime.

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