Israeli PM Thanks US Law Enforcement for Rescuing TX Synagogue Hostages

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01-17-2022 CBN News Associated Press

The Israeli prime minister on Sunday thanked U.S. law enforcement after the hostage situation ended at a Texas synagogue.

Four hostages are safe and their captor is dead after an hourslong standoff that began when  a man took over services at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas.

The man could be heard ranting on a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan.

One hostage held Saturday at the synagogue was released during the standoff; three others got out about 9 p.m. when an FBI SWAT team entered the building, authorities said.

The hostage taker was killed and FBI Special Agent in Charge Matt DeSarno said a team would investigate “the shooting incident.”

“I want to thank the law enforcement agencies for their swift response and courageous action that brought the hostages home safely to their loved ones,” said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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