TORONTO, July 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
(CIJA) commented today on news that several Israelis have been arrested
in connection with the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.
"The Jewish community of Canada joins with the Israeli government and
Jews worldwide in unequivocally condemning this appalling act of
violence. There is no place within Jewish values for the
vigilante-style murder of innocents. Just as we expect the Israeli
authorities to mete out uncompromising justice in the horrific
abduction and murder of the three Israeli teens, so too Israel's
commitment to justice must be asserted and demonstrated in the case of
the Palestinian youth at the centre of the arrests announced today,"
remarked David Koschitzky, CIJA Chair.
"We call on Israelis to respect the rule of law and resist pursuing any
acts of revenge or vigilantism, just as we call on Palestinians to
refrain from riots and acts of violence during this volatile period, so
that authorities can do their work and so that justice can be done."
SOURCE: Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
For further information:
Martin Sampson, CIJA