Policy Statement: ELNET Condemns Terror Attacks in Israel over Weekend

We are deeply appalled by the now three terrorist attacks in Israel over the weekend, which resulted in the tragic loss of at least seven innocent civilian lives and several more injured. We send our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones, including a Ukrainian woman and at least one child, and wish a full recovery to those injured.

The attacks were perpetrated as International Holocaust Memorial Day came to a close, one occurring at a synagogue, another at an archeology site significant to Jewish history. Jews have an indisputable right to outwardly practice their faith, especially in the Jewish Homeland. These attacks underscore the need to continue the fight against all forms of antisemitism and anti-Zionism.

Horrifically, one of the terrorists was a 13-year-old minor. Inciting children to hatred and violence is an abhorrent crime and we call on the international community, and in particular our European allies, to combat all forms of incitement to terror particularly in textbooks and educational settings.

In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the international community has demonstrated a united stance against these atrocities, with an outpouring of condemnation and expressions of support for Israel.

ELNET would like to thank the many European allies who swiftly and unequivocally condemned the horrific terrorist attacks. These include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, Ukraine, and the President of the European Parliament and the High Representative of the EU. This unwavering support serves as a clear indication of their steadfast opposition to terrorism and their solidarity with Israel.