Anschlag auf Synagoge in Jerusalem

Vier Personen ermordet, 8 Verletzte, vier davon sehr schwer

von Anat Zetnik

Am Dienstag um 6.01 MEZ  drangen zwei Cousins aus Jerusalem in die Synagoge „Kehilat Bnai Thora“ in Har Nof  wo sie ein Blutbad anrichteten. Vier der Betenden im Morgengebet wurden ermordet, 8 weitere verletzt, davon vier schwer.

Foto: Noam Moskovicz (c) Walla

Die beiden Angreifer wurden von der Polizei erschossen. In den letzten Wochen scheint die Gewalt in Jerusalem eine neue Stufe zu erreichen. Die Hamas beeilte sich die beiden Terroristen zu loben und versucht einen Volksaufstand („Intifada Al Quds") herbeizureden.

In Wake of Savage Murderous Attack Against Jews Praying in Jerusalem Synagogue: SWC Calls on US and EU to Suspend PA Funding Until Incitement To Murder Jews has Ended

The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed horror and outrage over the murder and maiming of Jews at prayer this morning at a synagogue in Jerusalem.

"We speak for all 400,000 constituent families of our human rights NGO to demand that our leaders do more than offer 'heartfelt condolences' for such senseless attacks," said Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, Dean and Founder and Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

"These attacks with knives, axes, guns, and cars by Palestinians are not senseless but calculated and part of an ongoing terror campaign against Jews that have involved members of terror groups and which have been lauded by the Palestinian Authority.

"Too many Western politicians, instead of unequivocally condemning the growing wave of terror, in effect reward those who promote and celebrate murderers, by using their parliamentary positions to endorse a non-existent Palestinian state and other diplomatic and material support for the Palestinian cause.

"Our hearts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in Israel, who struggle every day to carry on with their lives, based on the life-affirming values of Judaism and the Jewish State, while striving to live in peace with their neighbors.

"The Simon Wiesenthal Center unequivocally backs all steps that the government of Israel, the mayor of Jerusalem and the IDF must take to ensure the safety of all its citizens," the Rabbis concluded.


After Massacre at Synagogue in Jerusalem European Jewish Congress Calls on European Leaders to Condition Aid to the Palestinians on Ending Incitement

(Brussels, Tuesday, November 18, 2014) – The European Jewish Congress has called on European leaders to condition future aid and cooperation between the European Union and the Palestinians on the end of rampant incitement against Israel and Jews in the Palestinian Authority in the wake of the terror attack against worshipers in a synagogue in Jerusalem this morning.

“The European Union, as was seen in the Foreign Ministers statement yesterday, has placed too much focus on Israeli actions and have completely ignored far more important issues like incessant Palestinian incitement which directly leads to massacres like the one we saw at the synagogue this morning and over the last couple of weeks,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, EJC President said. “The Europeans have an ability to influence and a tool with which to pressure the Palestinians to end the daily incitement emanating from its leaders, education system, media and religious institutions, and that is the financial assistance which is helping aid this system.”

“There should be a massive rethink in Europe about the best way to achieve true peace, because while there has been an obsessive focus on settlement building, incitement to hatred and violence, Antisemitism and religious hatred, is by far the greatest obstacle to any lasting peace. The Europeans should demand that this ends immediately and threaten to withdraw all aid and cooperation until it does, before we see more massacres like the one this morning in Jerusalem.”

Two terrorists killed at least four worshipers and wounded six more during a rampage in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem early Tuesday, before both were shot dead by security forces. The attack was the deadliest in Jerusalem in years.

“The Palestinians have to be held accountable for their actions by the international community and there should be no more excuses or pretexts,” Dr. Kantor continued. “By ignoring Palestinian incitement to hatred and violence the international community has allowed for the creation of a culture of immunity and impunity in the Palestinian Authority and its official institutions.”

“Ignoring all Palestinian offenses and focusing only on Israel’s perceived infractions is a soft bigotry of low expectations and should end immediately.”

The European Jewish Congress is the democratically-elected representative organization of European Jewish communities.

Die Opfer des Anschlages auf die Synagoge in Har Nof (Jerusalem)


Aryeh Kopinsky, 43, Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 58, Calman Levine, 50, alle aus Har Nof  sowie Rabbi Moshe Twersky, 59, wurden heute früh bei der Shacharit (Morgengebet) in der Synagoge ermordet. Sie wurden unter grosser Anteilnahme der Bevölkerung zu Grabe getragen.

Yehi Zikhram baruch.