Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
|Location||Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation, 5898 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Description||US 2018 mass shooting|
The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was a mass shooting that occurred at the Tree of Life synagogue 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. 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."
|Document:Israel Stooges Freak Out over Baroness Jenny's Remarks - Again||Article||3 November 2018||Stuart Littlewood||Baroness 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?"|