B’nai B’rith International decries the terrorist attack in Jerusalem that left two people—a 30-year-old police officer and a 60-year-old woman—dead. Six others were hurt in the Sunday rampage. The attack started at the Ammunition Hill station, a stop on Jerusalem’s light rail, and continued down the street when the Palestinian assailant fled by car. The terrorist was later killed by a police officer during a brief chase.
This is yet another reminder of the daily threats by terrorists under which Israelis live. The Palestinian leadership, instead of condemning this wanton violence, praises the perpetrator of these crimes as a “martyr.” Who can possibly expect a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian issue if, from the top, such “leadership” gives approbation to such violent acts?
We welcome the U.S. State Department’s statement denouncing the attack.
B’nai B’rith offers its condolences to the victims and their families.