ADC distressed about escalating violence

October 11, 2015 by J-Wire News Service
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Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has expressed its profound distress and alarm about  the escalating wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks sweeping Israel that has resulted in the wounding of more than a dozen of Israeli civilians and soldiers.

Dvir Abramovich

Dvir Abramovich

Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the ADC, issued the following statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families as this  endless string of wanton assaults on Israelis in the streets of  Jerusalem, Petah Tikva, Kiryat Arba, Afula and Tel Aviv continues with no sign of abating.

We are also alarmed by the revolting posts on various Palestinian and Arab social media fora celebrating the killing of Israelis and urging others to carry out additional murders.  In one particularly disturbing case,  Palestinians have been distributing pictures of  the dead bodies of Israelis and the terror scenes on Twitter and Facebook.

According to reports, the most sought after photo is that of the bullet-ridden bodies of Na’ama and Rabbi Eitam Henkin.

Instead of condemning these unconscionable, barbaric attacks,  and returning to the negotiating table, as proposed by Prime Minister Netanyahu at the U.N last week, President Abbas is stoking the flames of hatred with his anti-Jewish narrative and his incendiary and false claims about Temple Mount.

The international community must demand that Abbas denounce the violence, refrain from slandering Jews and Israel through his dangerous inflammatory rhetoric, and actively work to stop a further escalation of this campaign of terror against Israelis.”