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ZFA Joint Statement on the arrest of 6 Israelis for the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

ZFA Joint Statement on the arrest of 6 Israelis for the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

For Immediate Release
The President of the Zionist Federation of Australia Dr. Danny Lamm and the presidents of the Zionist Councils of Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland issued a joint statement today in response to the news of the arrest of six suspects over the horrific murder of 16-year-old  Arab teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir.  “There is no place in civil society for crimes of this nature and we are pleased that the speedy investigation by Israel Police has led to the arrests of those alleged to be responsible.The Zionist movement of Australia is deeply saddened that the six suspects arrested in connection with the brutal and horrific murder of Arab teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir are Jewish.  Murder of innocents is antithetical to Jewish values.  The Justice system will decide the fate of the accused.”

The leaders also expressed the fervent hope that the perpetrators of the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teenagers Gil-Ad Shaer, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Fraenkel will be apprehended quickly and tried for their despicable crimes.

Dr Danny Lamm
President, Zionist Federation of Australia
Mr Sam Tatarka
President, Zionist Council of Victoria
Mr Richard Balkin
President, Zionist Council of New South Wales
Mr Jeffrey Lin
President, State Zionist Council of Western Australia
Mr Tony Leverton
President, State Zionist Council of Queensland
Ms Alison Marcus
President, State Zionist Council of South Australia