(QNN) – New Zealand’s terrorist gunman, Brenton Tarrant, is said he had visited the Israeli occupation’s state three years ago, according to Barak Ravid, a correspondent at the Israeli Channel 13.
Tarrant reached Benghrion Airport in the occupied territories in October 2016 and entered “Israel” with his Australian passport.
Tarrant stayed in “Israel” for nine days, an Israeli official told Ravid, without mentioning more details about his movements and the purpose of the visit.
The terrorist’s visit to the occupation state came after his visit to Istanbul in Turkey.
In the years before Tarrant carried out the worst terror shooting attack in New Zealand’s modern history, the Australian citizen claims to have traveled abroad extensively — visiting the Balkans, Western Europe, Pakistan, Turkey and, even, North Korea.
In the 74-page manifesto published by the 28-year-old on social media, he acknowledges that those experiences were overwhelmingly positive. “The varied cultures of the world greeted me with warmth and compassion, and I very much enjoyed nearly every moment I spent with them,” he wrote.
In March 15, 2019, Tarrant shot, killed at least 50 Muslims and injured 50 others as they were performing Friday prayer at two central mosques in Christchurch city.