Statement on Gun Violence
We mourn once again. Terrorists killed five Israelis – four rabbis and one Druze police officer – in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this week.
We are appalled by these brutal murders of the Jews and the Druze – Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, Rabbi Kalman Levine, Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky, Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, and Officer Zidan Sarif, who left behind a six-month old baby girl. This is not an isolated event. In the past month, several other Jews have been killed by Palestinian terrorists, including a three-month old girl.