B’nai B’rith International is outraged over a terror attack on a bus in Jerusalem on Monday. An explosive device set off on a first bus ignited a fire on a nearby bus. At least 20 people aboard the second bus have been injured, and two are in critical condition.
It is absolutely deplorable that Jews in Israel must live on constant alert, knowing that Palestinian terrorist violence targets them in the streets, their homes, schools, grocery stores, playgrounds, restaurants, hospitals or office buildings. This latest attack comes in the wake of seven months of stabbings and car rammings of Israelis.
“These terrorist attacks are fueled by hatred and by a denial of the right for the Jewish people to a state of their own. B’nai B’rith will continue to stand in solidarity with Israel and advocate globally for the Jewish state,” B’nai B’rith International President Gary P. Saltzman said.
The international community does not regularly condemn these horrifying terrorist attacks on the people of Israel, even though they condemn similar acts of violence when they occur in other parts of the world.
“It is absolutely necessary for us to take a stand and to demand that international leaders and the United Nations, once and for all, acknowledge and denounce incitement that causes these terrorist attacks in the first place,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel. S. Mariaschin said.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.