Statement on Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria

TORONTO, July 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, Bulgarian and Israeli officials have confirmed media reports of the bombing of an Israeli tour bus at Sarafovo Airport in the city of Burgas. At this point, reports state that at least seven Israelis have been killed and twenty others wounded.

In response, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, made the following statement:

"We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and our prayers for a full recovery for all those maimed in this brazen attack.

"It is important to note that today marks the anniversary of the notorious 1994 attack on a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires - the worst bombing in Argentina's history. Combined with the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre, it is clear that the one constant of terrorism is that Jews around the world remain a favoured target. We are hopeful that authorities will be successful in their pursuit of those responsible for today's attack, and demonstrate that terrorists and their overseers will face justice - not impunity - for such atrocities."

As the advocacy arm of the Jewish Federations of Canada, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is a non-partisan organization that creates and implements strategies for the purpose of improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada and abroad, increasing support for Israel, and strengthening the Canada-Israel relationship.

SOURCE Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

For further information:

Steve McDonald
Associate Director, Communications
416-953-4417
smcdonald@cija.ca

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