SWC Condemns Latest Terrorist Attack in Elad on Independence Day

May 5, 2022

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned the latest terrorist attack that struck the heart of Israel today and has so far left three people dead and seven others wounded. The attack took place in the central city of Elad towards the end of Independence Day. Residents said two men attacked a passersby at a park in the city. One of the attackers used a firearm and the other had an axe or a large knife, witnesses said. MDA said the injuries did not appear to be from gunfire.


“No current peace partner in Holy Land. Palestinian leadership continue to praise, support terrorists, and reward them and families for murdering and maiming Jews. It will stop when world holds leadership accountable for their incitement and support for terrorism,” stated SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda, Rabbi Abraham Cooper.


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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO).

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