WJC decries Las Vegas massacre as “senseless”

October 3, 2017 Agencies
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World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has decried the “senseless” violence in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured at a country music festival.

Ronald S. Lauder

“I am deeply saddened by this senseless attack, the deadliest shooting in our nation’s history,” said Lauder. “It is simply unconscionable that people anywhere going to enjoy a concert with family or friends should have to be in fear for their very lives. On behalf of world Jewry, I condemn this horrific criminal act. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and to all those who were wounded.”

Lauder also condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Marseille, France, and Edmonton, Canada. “We are horrified by the continued attacks on innocent civilians that threaten the fibre of our society,” Lauder said. “We extend our most heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims in Marseille, and wish the victims of the attack in Edmonton a speedy and full recovery.”

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said: “On this terrible day, the people of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the American people in mourning and sorrow. Our hearts go out to the victims’ families and we wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. We grieve with you.”

President Reuven Rivlin sent a letter to President of the United States Donald J. Trump, expressing his deepest condolences, and those of all the Israeli people, following the horrific shooting at the Las Vegas country music festival.
President Rivlin wrote, “The people of Israel join me in sending our deepest sympathy to you, to the participants in the festival, the people of Las Vegas and to all the people of the United States following this shocking attack which took the lives of so many innocent people and injured so very many more.”
He stressed, “We stand with you as you mourn the terrible loss of life and injury following this senseless attack on people who had merely gathered together to listen to music.”
President Rivlin asked that the President “convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and send our best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to the many injured.”



One Response to “WJC decries Las Vegas massacre as “senseless””
  1. Eleonora Mostert says:

    Smart man Mr Lauder… senseless. Isn’t all violence senseless??? Go bad to school Mr Lauder.

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