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Oct 29, 2018

Hungary sends condolences to the families of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

President Áder sent a message to US President Donald Trump late on Saturday, saying that he was deeply shocked by the senseless act of violence that killed so many innocent US citizens

President János Áder has sent his condolences on behalf of Hungary to the families of victims in a shooting on Saturday that claimed eleven lives in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The president, who is visiting Florida, sent a message to US President Donald Trump late on Saturday, saying that he was deeply shocked by the senseless act of violence that killed so many innocent US citizens.

Prsident Áder expressed hope that such hate crimes would never occur again and that people would be allowed to exercise their religion freely, without fear, all over the world.

Hungarian Jewish organizations also said they were praying for and commemorating victims of the shooting in Pittsburgh.

The Federation of Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) said that “no matter where a Jewish community is exposed to attack, it is equal to an assault on the Jewish people as a whole.” What happened in Pittsburgh is a “bloody example” of the consequences of hate.

The Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH) said that “the bloodiest anti-Semitic attack in US history has unified the Jewish communities of Hungary and the world against all forms of anti-Semitic hate-mongering.”