19 Palestinians killed over New Zealand terror attack

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Police attempt to clear people from outside a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019. Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, a witness said. Police have not yet described the scale of the shooting but urged people in central Christchurch to stay indoors.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

NEW ZEALAND, PALESTINOW.COM — White terrorists terrorize two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand and opened fire, leaving at least 50 Muslims killed, on Friday.

Two central mosques in the city, identified as Al-Nour and Linwood Mosques, were stormed by a terrorist group carried out their crime during Friday prayer.

One terrorist, identified as Brenton Tarrant, live streamed the horrifying attack with music in the background. Tarrant stepped out of his vehicle, carrying a machine gun, entered the mosque calmly and opened fire hysterically at the worshippers. The distressing footage showed some worshippers trying to escape, but they were immediately shot dead. The process took 17 minutes. The gunman could flee before emergency services arrived.

The Palestinian Authority ambassador to Australia and New Zealand Izzat Abdul-Hadi said that a number of Palestinians were killed and injured in the terror attack, he added, the Palestinian community in New Zealand informed him that at least Palestinian were killed and others injured in the attacks.

Local sources told that 19 Palestinians were killed in the terror attack.

According to Wafa local agency, the New Zealand government has suspended all flights to Christchurch and those investigations into the attack are ongoing, and the government will speak in details about the victims on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, Palestinian factions, specifically Hamas movement vehemently condemn the terror attack, said on its official website that “This extraordinary act of violence highlights once again that terrorism has no religion nor origin. Rather, terror is a faith fueled by hate speech that is promoted by some parties, such as the current US administration”.

On the other hand, the Palestinians are the most people to endure the horrific outcomes of terrorism, owing to the Israeli occupation’s terror acts perpetrated against them on a daily basis. Just days ago, the Palestinians lamented the anniversary of Haram al-Ibrahimi Massacre committed in 1994 by an Israeli extremist who killed 15 Palestinian prayers and injured dozens.

People expressed their outrage and shock on social media, demanding the authorities to take serious steps and procedures to stop such Islamophobic crimes.

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