B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International strongly condemns the ongoing wave of violent terrorist attacks that have killed one person today and injured more than 12 people.
At the Jaffa Port in Tel Aviv a Palestinian man stabbed more than 10 people and killed one.
Separately, a Palestinian man opened fire near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City wounding two Israeli border police officers; the assailant was shot during a police chase. Yet another attack occurred in Petach Tikvah where an Arab man stabbed another Israeli. The victim was able to grab the attacker’s knife and defend himself from the attacker.
It is absolutely unacceptable that Jews in Israel have to be on guard against such terrorism as they go about their day-to-day lives. World leaders must denounce these inexcusable terrorist attacks. Silence too often sends a message of condoning these horrendous actions.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.