Congressman Nadler Statement Condemning “Day of Rage” and Surge of Violence in Israel

Oct 13, 2015 Issues: Foreign Affairs/Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) released the following statement condemning the reported Palestinian call for a violent “Day of Rage” and the recent surge in violent terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.

“Today’s call by Palestinian groups for a violent “Day of Rage” and the surge of violent attacks against innocent Israeli civilians over the past 12 days must be roundly and forcefully condemned by the entire international community.  There is no justifying these acts of terrorism and murder, nor is it acceptable for the world to remain silent.  No civilian should be made to fear being rammed by a car, being stoned as they walk down the street, being shot at as they board a public bus, or being attacked with knives and axes when going to synagogue or waiting on a street corner.  The stabbing of a 13-year-old Israeli boy while riding his bike in Jerusalem must be condemned with equal outrage as the recent firebombing of a house killing a Palestinian infant in the West Bank.  Such violence also undermines any prospect for peace and only serves to bring about more bloodshed all around, making it harder to achieve the two-state solution that both sides say they seek.  I call on Palestinian President Abbas and his government to denounce these wanton murders and to do everything within their power to stop this campaign of vicious and deadly attacks.”