ADL Statement Regarding Shooting Outside Synagogue in Halle, Germany

New York, NY, October 9, 2019 ... ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) issued the following statement concerning Wednesday's reported shooting near a synagogue in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur:

It is heartbreaking to learn of yet another attack near a synagogue, this time on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Reports of two dead and others injured after at least one shooter opened fire in Halle, Germany. We will continue to monitor this devastating situation as we mourn those lost and pray for those who are affected. We particularly are grateful to those in law enforcement who help to keep our houses of worship and communal institutions safe and secure on this day and every day, in the U.S. and around the world. ADL will remain steadfast in its mission to fight anti-Semitism wherever and whenever it may occur.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.