SWC Condemns Murder of Two Brothers in Huwara by Palestinian Terrorist

February 27, 2023

Leading Jewish Human Rights NGO Reiterates Call for US and Other Donor Nations to Demand Palestine Authority Revoke Law that Financially Rewards Terrorists and Their Families

JERUSALEM – The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) condemns yesterday’s cold-blooded murder by a Palestinian terrorist of two young Israeli brothers on the main road of the Arab town of Huwara. The brothers, who were shot in their car, lived in a nearby Jewish Community in Samaria. This is the latest murders of Israeli civilians including two Jewish children runover by a Palestinian terrorist two weeks ago.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action for the SWC, issued the following statement:

“We mourn the latest innocent victims of Palestinian terrorists and the lurid celebrations of these killing on social media and on the streets of Arab communities. The SWC also deplores the attack on Huwara by a number of Jews last night, during which arson fires were started, destroying buildings and injuring Palestinian civilians. Israel is a democratic society and anyone who breaks its laws should and will be held fully accountable.

The SWC reiterates its call for the US and other donor nations to demand that Palestine Authority revoke its law that financially rewards terrorists and their families with financial rewards for the murder of Jews and that they demand, once and for all, that UNRWA finally and totally remove from its curriculum the veneration of Palestinian terrorists.”

Rabbi Abraham Cooper is currently in Jerusalem to speak at the Global Coalition for Israel, which brings together 200 Jewish leaders from dozens of countries.

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About the Simon Wiesenthal Center 
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. The Wiesenthal Center is an accredited Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Organization of American States, the Latin American Parliament, and the Council of Europe. Headquartered in Los Angeles it has offices in New York, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, Paris, Jerusalem, and Buenos Aires.

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