J Street Condemns West Bank Terror Attack

August 31, 2010

J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami released the following statement, unequivocally condemning today’s terror attack in the West Bank that killed 4 Israelis:

J Street is deeply saddened to learn of the recent attack at the Kiryat Arba settlement near Hebron in the West Bank that has left four Israelis dead. We unequivocally condemn this brutal attack and hope that Israeli and Palestinian security forces swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families. It is unfortunately not a surprise that extremists would try to undermine the launch of direct talks. We urge all sides to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control and harming the prospects for peace. We are reminded of Prime Minister Rabin’s important words: “And so we are determined to do the job well – despite the toll of murderous terrorism, despite fanatic and scheming enemies. We will pursue the course of peace with determination and fortitude. We will not let up. We will not give in. Peace will triumph over all our enemies, because the alternative is grim for us all. And we will prevail.”