FSWC Condemns Jerusalem Terror Attack

October 9, 2016

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FSWC Condemns today's terror attack in Jerusalem in which an Israeli civilian and a police officer were murdered by a Palestinian terrorist. According to reports, Hamas, an organization recognized by Canada as a terrorist group, praised the shooting, calling it “heroic”, “brave” and a “natural response to the occupation,”. Israel strives to build a safe and inclusive environment for all its residents. Unfortunately, hate and intolerance promoted by Palestinian factions continues to intrude on aspirations of peace and hope. FSWC sympathizes with the loss of innocent lives in Israel and calls on the Palestinian Authority to immediately condemn this latest attack.
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Stacey L. Starkman
Director of Communications & External Relations 
416.864.9735 x 32 - office / sstarkman@fswc.ca 
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is a leading Canadian non-profit human rights foundation directly representing over 30,000 members. FSWC is committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and educational programs including workshops, Freedom Day, the Spirit of Hope Benefit, Tools for Tolerance and the widely acclaimed new Tour for Humanity. FSWC is affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles, which has won two Academy Awards, has built two Museums of Tolerance (with a third being built in Jerusalem) and is an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, OAS, OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament. Visit us at www.fswc.ca
Canadian Headquarters: Toronto  
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