EJC Welcomes Cease-Fire Agreement

The European Jewish Congress welcomes the decision of the government of the State of Israel to cease its military response to the barrage of rocket attacks on its cities and population centres within the framework of a general cease-fire.
“We recognise that it is intolerable that any country should be faced with such repeated attacks against its people and we wholeheartedly support the right of the State of Israel to take all steps to protect its population.”
“The responsibility for the crisis lies totally with Hamas, a factor widely stated across the international community and in particular, by leaders in the European Union. Democratic states have rightly raised concerns about the root causes of the violence and bloodshed of the past week and have clearly also drawn attention to the nefarious involvement of Iran in supplying missiles and other weapons to Hamas.”
“The loss of life in both Israel and Gaza fills us with great sadness and is a result of unprovoked rocket attacks on a civilian population and the use of Gaza citizens as human shields by Hamas and other terrorist organisations.”
“And we are also deeply troubled about the exportation of this conflict which has spilled on to the streets of Europe with anti-Semitic slogans and demonstrations targeting our communities.”
“We hope that the cease-fire will lead to a long-term resolution which will enable all the people in the region to live lives of peace and security.”

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