Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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Event.png Pittsburgh synagogue shooting  Rdf-icon.png
Location Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation,  5898 Wilkins Avenue,  Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania,  United States
Type Mass shooting
Deaths 11
Injured (non-fatal) 7

The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was a mass shooting that occurred at the Tree of Life synagogue[1] in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 27 October 2018, while Shabbat morning services were being held. Eleven people were killed, and seven were injured.

The sole suspect, 46-year-old Robert Gregory Bowers, was arrested and charged with 29 federal crimes and 36 state crimes. Using an online social network, Bowers posted anti-Semitic comments against the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) in which the Tree of Life congregation was a supporting participant.[2][3][4][5][6][7] Referring to Central American migrant caravans and immigrants to the United States, he posted shortly before the attack that "HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can't sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I'm going in."[8]

The shooting was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the United States.[9][10]

 

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Document:Israel Stooges Freak Out over Baroness Jenny's Remarks - AgainArticle3 November 2018Stuart LittlewoodBaroness Jenny Tonge: "The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was an absolutely appalling and a criminal act, but does it ever occur to Bibi and the present Israeli government that its actions against Palestinians may be reigniting anti-Semitism? I suppose someone will say that it is anti-Semitic to say so?"


References

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  8. Levenson, Eric; Sanchez, Ray (October 27, 2018). "Mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue". CNN. Retrieved October 27, 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Selk, Avi; Craig, Tim; Boburg, Shawn; Ba Tran, Andrew (October 28, 2018). "'They showed his photo, and my stomach just dropped': Neighbours recall synagogue massacre suspect as a loner". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 30, 2018. The attack, the deadliest on Jews in U.S. history, targeted a congregation that is an anchor of Pittsburgh’s large and close-knit Jewish community, a synagogue about a 25-minute drive from Bowers’s home.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Gardner, Timothy; Mason, Jeff; Brunnstrom, David (October 27, 2018). "Trump says Pittsburgh shooting has little to do with gun laws". Reuters. Retrieved October 28, 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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