A gunman killed two people in a synagogue on the holiest day of the Jewish year, in an attack in the city of Halle that he livestreamed on a video-gaming platform.
“Certainly, we condemn the sinful attack on the synagogue in the German city of Halle and the killing of two innocent people,” wrote Hamas’s Head of Council on International Relations Basem Naim on his Twitter page.
Certainly, we condemn the sinful attack on the #Synagogue in the #German city #Halle & the killing of 2 innocent people. This confirms that terrorism is a danger for all of us & that #Terrorism belongs to no religion or nation. #Palestine, most feel the pain of terror. #Germany pic.twitter.com/RYpFjpdSbY— Dr. Basem Naim (@basemn63) October 10, 2019
“This confirms that terrorism is a danger for all of us & that #Terrorism belongs to no religion or nation. Palestine, most feels the pain of terror,” he added.
Naim used to serve as Gaza’s health minister and has a large social media following where he often posts and retweets anti-Israel and pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions messages.
On Thursday Germany's federal prosecutor said the suspect in the attack, known as Stephan B., wanted to commit a massacre and incite others by live-streaming his deadly rampage.
Dozens of people were at the synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, when the gunman tried to blast his way in - only to fail to breach the solid locked gates.
"What we experienced yesterday was terrorism. According to our findings, the suspect Stephan B. aimed to carry out a massacre," federal prosecutor Peter Frank told reporters.
Reuters contributed to this report