TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ - "The detonated bombing murder of six United
Nations Spanish and Colombian soldiers in Lebanon has underscored the ruthless
nature of terrorists in the Middle East," said Leo Adler, Director of National
Affairs for Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the families," Adler added. "But let us
never forget that these are the same people and groups that also target
innocent civilians throughout Lebanon, as well as in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel
and the Palestinian Territories."
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center calls upon the UN to strengthen the
forces patrolling the border areas and to assist Lebanon's army in their
battle against terrorism.
About Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies is a Canadian
human rights organization dedicated to fostering tolerance and understanding
through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. With
over 25,000 members of all faiths around the world, it confronts important
contemporary issues including racism, anti-Semitism, terrorism and genocide.
Friends is affiliated with the world-wide, Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal
Center, an accredited Non-Government Organization with status at international
agencies, including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE and the Council of
Europe, with offices in New York, Miami, Paris, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, and
Toronto. Simon Wiesenthal died in 2005 after devoting his life to preserving
the memories of the victims of the Holocaust, while simultaneously seeking
justice for the war criminals.
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