SWC Condemns Latest Terrorist Attack in Tel Aviv; Awaits Response From Muslim Faith Leaders During Ramadan

April 7, 2022

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned the latest terrorist attack that struck the heart of Tel Aviv today and has so far left two people dead and 10 others wounded. The attack, the latest eruption of violence to strike Israel in recent weeks, took place Thursday night when a gunman opened fire on Dizengoff Street, a popular street filled with restaurants and bars in the heart of Tel Aviv. As of now, the gunman is still on the loose and large security forces - including at least 1,000 police officers and additional IDF soldiers - are searching the area.

“More innocents have been killed by an Arab terrorist in Tel Aviv. Israel must do whatever and wherever it takes to root out these terrorists, and the US must back its ally,” stated SWC Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda, Rabbi Abraham Cooper. “During Ramadan, we await a response from Muslim faith leaders condemning this butchery of Jews.”

For further information, please email Michele Alkin, Director of Global Communications at malkin@wiesenthal.com or Shawn Rodgers at srodgers@wiesenthal.com, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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