Wiesenthal Center Outrage Over Soccer Match in Gaza Dedicated to ‘Kidnappers and Killers’

June 6, 2015

A soccer match in Gaza dedicated to ‘Kidnappers and Killers’ shows yet again that the world must deal with Hamas before there can be any possible, "Two State Solution."

The flyer (pictured) distributed before the Palestine Cup Final game between Shujaeiya and Rafah clubs, says this match was between the kidnappers of Oron Shaul and those of Hadar Goldin, both killed in ‘Protective Edge’ but their bodies continue to be held by Hamas.

"It is difficult to put into words how great the outrage is at Hamas' bottomless inhumanity," charged Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

"While the UN prepares its next denunciation of Israel for defending her citizens last summer from Hamas terrorism and while world leaders demand that Israel agree to a timeline to reach a ‘Two State Solution’, those leaders maintain their silence at the outrages like today's flyers and allow Hamas to use the remains of dead Israeli soldiers to taunt the grieving Israeli families while teaching young Gazans more hate and inhumanity,” Cooper added. "Instead of granting a Hamas group the legitimacy of an NGO at the UN, world leaders, starting with those gathered at the G7 conference in Germany should denounce Hamas be their genocidal hatred of Israel and the Jewish people,” Cooper concluded.


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