Germany s Maas urges fight against anti-Semitism after synagogue shooting
|reuters.com 09 Oct 2019 at 11:56|
FILE PHOTO: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during the budget debate in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament in Berlin, Germany September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
BERLIN (Reuters) - The shooting attack at a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle on Yom Kippur has hit Germans in the heart, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday, urging a tougher fight against anti-Semitism.
“That on the Day of Atonement a synagogue was shot at hits us in the heart,” he wrote on Twitter. “We must all act against anti-Semitism in our country.”