WJC President Ronald S. Lauder calls on international community to urge Hamas to cease rocket barrage against Israel

NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has expressed serious concern over the violent escalation of events on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, and calls on the international community to urge Hamas to cease its indiscriminate attacks against Israeli citizens.
 
“In the last few hours, Hamas terrorists have fired hundreds of rockets at southern Israel, in a deliberate attempt to terrify residents and inflict maximum damage,” Lauder said. “These cowardly acts of terror must stop immediately. We call on the international community to unilaterally condemn these attacks and to urge Hamas to halt these hostilities before more lives are claimed.”

“The World Jewish Congress sends its deep condolences to the family of the IDF officer killed this morning in these clashes, and wishes a full recovery to those wounded. We stand in solidarity with all Israelis at this difficult time,” he said.

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