Biden: Hostage taking at Colleville Synagogue in Texas is an act of terrorism

 

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 US President Joe Biden has said that the hostage-taking incident at the Colleville Synagogue in Texas is an act of terrorism, and that we still do not know all the facts about the motives of the hostage-taker at the Colleville Synagogue.

The efforts of the American police resulted in the identification of the hostage-taker at a synagogue in Texas, where it turned out that he was a British national named Malik Faisal Akram.

US President Joe Biden praised the security men's role in releasing the hostages in the Jewish synagogue in Texas.

Biden pledged, according to the American (Al-Hurra) channel, on Sunday, to address extremism and anti-Semitism in the United States of America.

The police chief in Cloville, Texas, announced the killing of the man who took four people hostage in a synagogue after security released all the hostages alive.

The White House confirmed earlier today that US President Joe Biden was updated on the detention process at a synagogue in Texas.

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And the American channel ABC News said that the hostage-taking, which took place at a temple in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which lasted for 10 hours, ended with all the hostages being safe.

 The armed suspect claimed to have bombs in unknown locations, and held a rabbi and three other hostages at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleville before noon Saturday, Texas time, a source familiar with the matter said, and one of the hostages was released unharmed after About five hours.

 At 9:30 pm Texas time, 4:30 am Cairo time, Texas Governor Greg Abbott wrote on Twitter: Our prayers have been answered, all hostages are alive and safe.

 Quailville Police Officer Michael Miller said a high-ranking FBI hostage rescue team stormed the synagogue at 9 p.m. local time and rescued all the hostages. 

Miller and FBI Special Agent Matt Desarno confirmed that the suspect had died in the shooting incident, without providing further details. 

Desarno indicated that they know the identity of the suspects, but they refused to reveal his name.

 During the confrontation, it was not clear to what extent the hijacker was armed. 

The hijacker was carrying backpacks and said he had explosives, and law enforcement officials did not say at the press conference if he was actually carrying explosives.

The incident occurred at a time when prayers were being held in the synagogue yesterday, Saturday, and were broadcast on Facebook, when local reports indicated that a man morning inside the synagogue 

and his talk about religion during the live broadcast, which did not show what was happening, and the Meta company removed the video from the site. Facebook shortly.

 While the authorities did not go along with the demands of the hostage-taker, a number of sources told ABC News that he was calling for the release of a convicted terrorist named Afia Siddiqui. 

Desarno indicated that the negotiating team was in contact with the suspect throughout the day.

 According to the sources, Siddiqui is imprisoned at Carciol Air Force Base in a federal prison near Fort Worth, Texas, with alleged links to al-Qaeda and was convicted of the 2010 attack and attempted murder of a US soldier and sentenced to 86 years in prison. 

The Associated Press reported that Siddiqui is a Pakistani neuroscientist, with similar links to al-Qaeda, and the kidnapper wanted to talk to her.

Officials said there was no evidence that the incident was part of a larger plot, but police are now investigating the suspect's links.

 The White House was following the developments of the incident while the hostages were being held, and after their liberation, US President Joe Biden praised the role of security forces in releasing the hostages in the synagogue in Texas. 

Biden pledged to address extremism and anti-Semitism in the United States of America.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also confirmed on Saturday evening that he is closely following the latest developments in the hostage-taking in a synagogue in the US state of Texas. 

Bennett posted a tweet on Twitter, in which he said, "I am closely monitoring the condition of the hostages being held at the Beth Israel compound in Colleville, Texas... 

We pray for the safety of the hostages and rescuers."

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