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Statement on Jerusalem terror attack

Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia today strongly condemned the terrorist ramming attack that occurred yesterday in Jerusalem, killing four innocent Israelis and injuring at least fifteen more.

Dr. Lamm said, “the attack, which is sadly not an isolated incident, is the same terror that we have seen in France and in Germany. We urge the international community to view this incident for what it is – relentless terrorism against an entire population. We condemn the terrorist, who callously accelerated towards the group of mainly young soldiers, and then reversed over injured bodies to maximise his impact. We also condemn the Palestinian leadership for their incitement to violence and for their refusal to seek a more peaceful future, and we hold them personally responsible for this heinous attack.”

Referring to the most recent UN Security Council Resolution 2334 Dr Lamm said, “I certainly hope that the one-sided resolution has not convinced the Palestinians that they no longer have any obligations or responsibility to work towards bringing peace to the region.”

Dr. Lamm continued, “we also send our deepest condolences to the families of Yael Yekutiel, Shir Hajaj, Shira Tzur and Erez Orbach, who sadly join the long list of bereaved families in Israel touched by terror.”