World Jewish Congress Harshly Condemns Deliberate Targeting of Israeli Civilians

Mar 23, 2011, 13:08 ET from World Jewish Congress

Terrorist attack at bus stop in Jerusalem

NEW YORK and JERUSALEM, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leadership of the World Jewish Congress harshly condemns today's barbaric terrorist attack at a central bus station in Jerusalem, in which one person was killed and dozens of people were wounded, many of them gravely. "It is appalling to see that once again, innocent Israeli men, women, and children have been deliberately targeted by terrorists. We hope that today's terrorist attack does not mark a return to the days of a Palestinian terror war, and we strongly urge the Palestinian Authority and the international community stop extremists from causing more death and destruction in Israel and elsewhere," declared Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress.

WJC Secretary General Designate Dan Diker added: "Today, Jews throughout the world stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Israel, who are again coming under deadly fire by those who want to destroy them. As any other nation, Israelis have a right to live in peace and security. The World Jewish Congress calls on the Palestinian Authority leadership to stop the on-going incitement to hatred of Israel and the Jewish people, which is a primary cause of these terrorist attacks."

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