The Times of Israel reports: In an English language video posted to Facebook on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the casualties in Sunday’s deadly nightclub shooting in Orlando were victims of homophobia and intolerance and called on people not to give in to “hate and fear.”
“They did nothing wrong. They were dancing with friends, they were enjoying music with loved ones,” he said of the victims in the attack.
“Why did the terrorist murder them? Because he was driven by a fanatical hatred. He target the LGBT community because he believed they were evil.”
The attack at the Pulse gay club in Orlando killed 49 people and wounded 53 others. It was perpetrated by Omar Mateen, 29, who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
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