B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International condemns the latest terrorist attack in Tel Aviv.
About noon Israel time, a terrorist bomb blew up a bus just yards from the Israel Defense Forces headquarters, injuring 27. The attack is a clear and provocative escalation of violence against the Jewish state.
Hamas praised the bombing, though at this time no group has claimed full responsibility. This is the first terror strike on the city since 2006, when a suicide bomber killed 11.
No nation should have to endure and constantly defend itself against terrorist attacks. Because it is a government’s primary responsibility to protect its citizens, disrupting terrorist activities is a responsible and called for measure. B’nai B’rith supports the IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense, aimed at those groups perpetrating attacks against Israel.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the bombing.