List of synagogue shootings
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This is a list of shootings at synagogues, Jewish places of worship.
- 1956 Shafrir synagogue shooting attack. Palestinian terrorists kill 4 (including 3 children) and injure 5 in Israel.
- 1960 Congregation Beth Israel (Gadsden, Alabama). Jerry Hunt injures two worshippers after fire-boming synagogue in Gadsden, Alabama.
- 1977 Shaare Zedek Synagogue (University City, Missouri): Shooting. serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin kills Gerald Gordon and injuring Steve Goldman and William Ash in University City, Missouri.
- 1986 Neve Shalom Synagogue. During Shabbat services, Palestinian militant gunmen kill 22 worshipers and wound 6 in Turkey.
- 1981 Vienna synagogue attack. Shooting carried out by the Abu Nidal Organization killing 2 and injuring thirty via machine gun and grenade in Vienna, Austria.
- 1982 Great Synagogue of Rome attack. Palestinian militants kill a toddler in Rome, Italy.
- 2014 Jerusalem synagogue attack. Two Palestinian men kill 6 (5 civilians and 1 police officer) with axes, knives and a gun in Jerusalem, Israel.
- 2015 Copenhagen shootings. Two consecutive shootings at a Great Synagogue and Krudttonten cultural centre result in 3 dead including the perpetrator in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Antisemitic Gab user Robert Bowers violently attacks Tree of Life - Or L'Simcha Congregation and kills 11 worshippers as well as injuring 6 (mostly police officers) in the deadliest attack on Jews in American history.
- 2019 Poway synagogue shooting. 19 year old John T. Earnest attacks the Chabad of Poway in Poway, California killing an elderly Jewish woman named Lori Gilbert-Kaye and injures 3 others as a copycat attack inspired by Australia-born Brenton Harrison Tarrant perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand and the aforementioned Robert Bowers the man in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Earnest also engaged in the Escondido mosque fire committing arson against the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque in Escondido, California.
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