German synagogue gunman admits to shooting, anti-Semitic motive – reports
The man accused of killing two people in a gun attack near a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle has admitted to the crime and to having a far-right, anti-Semitic motivation, German media reported on Friday.
Stephan B., who published an openly racist and anti-Semitic manifesto and live-streamed the shooting on Wednesday, gave a detailed account of the incident to a judge at Germany’s federal court of justice, according to Reuters.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said earlier that the shooting was anti-Semitic. Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht vowed to get tougher on online platforms if they carry threats or material that incites hatred.