Synagogue Attack – level 1

17-10-2019 07:00

There is an important Jewish holiday called Yom Kippur. On Wednesday, about 70 to 80 Jewish people go to the synagogue in Halle, Germany. They celebrate Yom Kippur.

A man with a gun wants to go inside the synagogue. He cannot. He shoots outside. He kills two people. Some other people need to go to hospital. The attacker makes a video while he does this. He posts it on social media.

In the video, he says offensive words against the Jewish people. He says the Jews cause a lot of problems in the world.

Many German leaders say they are sad. The Israeli leader says that people must fight the hate towards Jewish people.

Difficult words: synagogue (a religious place), offensive (impolite or rude).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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