B’nai B’rith International has issued the following Statement:
B’nai B’rith is outraged by the latest terror attacks against Jews in Israel.
This time, gun and axe-toting terrorists murdered four Jews and seriously wounded at least six others praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem.
The issue of incitement is ever present as reports indicate public praise for the attackers and a celebratory atmosphere in the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by the Palestinians.
To attack people as they pray is the height of depravity.
These synagogue murders continue a string of terror attacks against Jews in recent weeks.
On Nov. 10, an Israel Defense Forces soldier was stabbed multiple times in Tel Aviv while returning to his military base. He later died of his wounds. Hours before, a woman was fatally stabbed and two more were injured in Alon Shvut. The attack was allegedly carried out by Maher Hamdi A-Shalmon, who was jailed from 2000 to 2005 for throwing fire bombs at Israeli troops. And those attacks followed two car-based terror attacks at Jerusalem light-rail stations.
Jews in Israel are the targets of a growing terrorist uprising that must be stopped. As we have repeatedly stated, the silence of the international community over these acts of terror is deeply troubling. The United Nations and global leaders must strongly condemn these attacks and urge the Palestinian Authority to end incitement.