Germany is planning to tighten legislation on anti-Semitic crimes, the country’s Justice Minister said on Thursday following a deadly attack aimed at a synagogue in Halle last month.

Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht told parliament that anti-Semitism would be made an aggravating factor for hate crimes in the criminal code, according to AFP.

The current law mentions discrimination against particular groups as an aggravating factor but does not refer to anti-Semitism specifically.

“I am ashamed that Jews in Germany no longer feel safe and that so many are even thinking of leaving the country,” Lambrecht was quoted as having told parliament, adding, “We have to send a clear signal against anti-Semitism.”

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