The European Jewish Congress learnt with great sadness of the death of 19 civilians in an incident on the morning of the 8th of November. This painful event reminds us that all wars are a tragedy, with civilian populations often at the frontline of military confrontations.
For Pierre Besnainou, President of the European Jewish Congress, “This event is a drama. Everything now needs to be done to make sure that it is not used by terrorist groups as a pretext to launch new blind attacks.”
The European Jewish Congress recalls that an investigative commission was immediately opened in Israel to shine some light on this drama. The purpose of this operation led by the Israeli army has been to cease the daily launching of Kassam rockets into the cities of the Jewish State.
“Not long ago, Israel decided to withdraw from the territories in the Gaza Strip, with the hope that the Palestinians could live freely, and terrorist groups would cease their attacks. The reality today is that the territories have become a base for armed groups who launch rockets and terrify the Israeli people. These attacks must end, so that the Israeli army can end its operation, thus avoiding such dramas from happening in the future” said Besnainou