(Friday, 8 April 2022) – The European Jewish Congress strongly condemns the terror attack in Tel Aviv in which at least two people were killed and several wounded.
A Palestinian Islamist terrorist opened fire in an area crowded with people in the centre of the city on Thursday night, as people were relaxing in bars, restaurants and cafes. The terror attack is yet another which has targeted Israeli citizens in recent days across the country.
“This barbaric targeting of Israelis going about their daily lives is the method by which Islamist terror attempts to deny any safety and security to Jews and Israelis everywhere. It feeds off a political background which seeks to deny the very legitimacy of the Jewish state, which lies at the heart of international boycott campaigns,” EJC Executive Vice-President Raya Kalenova said.
“As ever, Israel’s duty is to defend its citizens and we as Jews the world over who owe our own autonomy and security to the continued existence of the Jewish state, stand in solidarity with her government and people at this difficult time,” she added.
The EJC and our affiliated Jewish communities throughout Europe send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured in this terror attack.
We commend European governments and the EU for their condemnation of this wanton act of terror against our brothers and sisters in Israel and call on political forces here in Europe to deny the succour of support to a movement which seeks only death and fear.