12 January 2015
For Immediate Release
The Zionist Federation stands in solidarity with the French Jewish community who have faced yet another terrorist attack, this time resulting in the murder of four innocent people at a Parisian kosher supermarket. The terrorist, Coulibaly was encouraged by ISIS just as his accomplices, the Cheoub brothers, were encouraged by Al Quaeda in their terror actions against journalists and police at Charlie Hebdo. With a death toll of 17 across three terrible days, following so soon after Sydney and followed by a firebomb in Germany, we are potentially facing a spate of terror in Europe and around the world at a level we have not witnessed in recent decades.
We mourn the loss of all those murdered and send condolences to their families. We call for the French authorities to stand up to this ongoing terror just as Israel has had to for its entire existence.
The international community must now recognise the scourge it faces and be prepared to acknowledge from where the threat to international peace and civility emanates.
For more information contact:
Ginette Searle, Executive Director – 9272 5517