TORONTO (May 14, 2018) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) condemns a recent call for violence by Hamas. In a tweet posted yesterday on Jerusalem Day, Hamas called upon the Palestinian people to “engage with the enemy, rally in the return marches, escalate the intifada of Jerusalem.”
“This statement by Hamas reaffirms that the terror organization is attacking Israel,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “Canada and other peace-loving nations must condemn this incitement to hatred and violence and recognize that Hamas is part of the problem, not the solution.”
As Hamas continues to pursue its goal of attacking Israel and failing to recognize Jerusalem as the country’s capital, today Israel celebrates the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. FSWC commends this historic move and calls on other countries, including Canada, to follow suit.