By BosNewsLife News Center
JERUSALEM/COPENHAGEN– (BosNewsLife)– Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged European Jews to move to Israel after a Jewish man was killed in an attack outside Copenhagen’s main synagogue, warning anti-Jewish violence will likely continue amid rising anti-Semitism.
“We say to Jews, to our brothers and sisters, Israel is your home.
We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe,” Netanyahu said in a statement.
He made a similar call after attacks by jihadists in Paris last month when four Jews were among the 17 people killed. “This wave of attacks and the murderous anti-Semitic assaults that are part of it is expected to go on,” Netanyahu added at the start of his weekly cabinet meeting, Sunday, February 15.
Describing the latest shootings in the Danish capital as “extremist Islamic terrorism”, he stressed that “Jews deserve protection in every country.”
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt laid flowers at the synagogue, where a 37-year-old voluntary guard named by Denmark’s Chief Rabbi as Dan Uzan, was killed and two police officers injured.
Hours earlier, Danish police shot and killed a man who was believed to be the gunman at a train station in Copenhagen, according to reporters.
Police said Danish-born Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, 22, was also linked to an earlier attack late Saturday, February, when he apparently opened fire on a free speech seminar at a Copenhagen cafe.
Film director Finn Noergaard, 55, was killed in that shooting. Investigators said the gunman apparently tried to kill a Swedish artist Lars Vilks who had published cartoons of the prophet Mohammad eight years ago.
The attacks resembled the deadly shootings in Paris in January at the office of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and two days later at a Jewish supermarket.