The Zionist Federation of Australia condemns the horrific terrorist attack in which seven innocent Israelis were murdered in cold blood in Jerusalem on Friday night, and the second attack against a father and son on Saturday.
ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “This heinous act of violence is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat of terrorism faced by the people of Israel. To attack innocent prayer-goers in a place of worship is an act of pure cowardice. We condemn not just the perpetrator, but all those who celebrated this act, and their enablers around the world, whose obsessive hatred of Israel and use of moral equivalence encourages these types of attacks”.
Mr Leibler continued, “The Australian Jewish Community stands in solidarity with the people of Israel and reaffirm our commitment to Israel’s security and its right to self-defense. We call on the international community to condemn this act of terror”.
Mr Leibler welcomed the unequivocal condemnation of the attacks by Foreign Minister Penny Wong, which was issued shortly before a second attack in Jerusalem saw a father and son injured.
Mr Leibler concluded, “The Australian Jewish Community extends its deepest sympathies to the victims and their families, and a speedy recovery to the wounded. My God comfort them among the mourners of Zion”.