Brussels, April 22 – The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expresses its shock and deep condemnation of the terror attacks targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

Over 300 people were killed and more than 500 injured in the terror acts which occurred at sites in the capital Colombo and in other population centres in the country.

“The attacks on Christians engaged in prayer on Easter Sunday, the holiest day of the Christian calendar, as well as the attacks on tourists, shocks us and appalls us to the core,” EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor said.

“This is yet another example of religious extremism and terrorism indiscriminately targeting innocent people going about their daily lives. The EJC stands in solidarity with the people and government of Sri Lanka and with Christian communities around the world.

The EJC extends its sincerest condolences to the families and close ones of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to all those injured in these horrific attacks.