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JCRC OF GREATER WASHIINGTON CONDEMNS JERUSLAEM TERROR
BABY MURDERED, EIGHT INJURED
Washington, DC – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of
Greater Washington unequivocally condemns today’s tragic attack against innocent
Israeli civilians in Jerusalem.
In what Israel terms a
“run-over” terrorist attack, a Palestinian deliberately rammed his car into a
crowd of Israelis gathered at a light-rail train station in Jerusalem.
A three-month-old baby girl who was
critically injured in the attack died of her head wounds an hour later in
nearby Mount Scopus Hadassah Hospital. Eight others were injured,
including the baby’s father. The victims had just disembarked from the train
station near the Ammunition Hill Memorial and were on the pavement when hit.
The attacker is from Silwan, a
neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem, and had served a prison sentence for
previous Hamas terrorist attacks. He was shot by police as he fled the scene and
is being treated in Sha’are Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.
Numerous terrorist attacks using private
cars and other vehicles have been carried out in Jerusalem in the recent past.
The last attack occurred in August 2014 when a Palestinian overturned a bus,
killing a father of five and injuring five others.
Why is Alan Gross Still in Cuba?
Take Action Now!
Can you imagine spending five years in a Cuban prison? We can't - and we need your help to end Alan Gross's nightmare.
Select this link to join the Jewish community to share your concern directly with President Obama by simply asking "Why is Alan Gross still in Cuba?"
This fall, the IAC would like to visit you at your synagogue or organization to discuss Israel and Israel advocacy. Select this link to contact us to arrange for a program.
We appreciate the ongoing support from our community and look forward to seeing you at one of our exciting programs or in your synagogue!
UPCOMING ISRAEL ACTION CENTER (IAC) PROGRAMS
Please join the Israel Action Center for events during our 2nd Annual Scholar in Residence Program
underwritten by The Meltzer Group
Ethics Under Fire
Does the IDF Maintain a Moral High Ground?
Monday, November 3, 2014
Sixth & I
600 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Ethics in the Field
How Does the IDF Maintain Morality During Peace and Conflict?
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
IDF Colonel (Res.) Bentzi Gruber, PhD
Based on his 30 years combat record in the reserves, COL Gruber explores moral and legal aspects of the war on terror including Operation Protective Edge and how the IDF applies ethics in real time during combat making life and death decisions in a matter of seconds.
Visit the JCRC's Israel Action Center page for more ways you can get involved.