World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder expressed shock and outrage at the terror attacks at Istanbul Airport on Tuesday evening. “
This is yet another brutal and senseless attack against civilians and against humanity as a whole. Tonight, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and with the people of Turkey. The world needs to unite and fight this threat and to defeat the fanatics who commit such barbarian atrocities,” Lauder declared.
“Once again, innocent lives have been snuffed out by terrorist forces for whom nothing is sacred. Once again, terrorists have proven that anyone can be a target, anywhere and at any time,” Lauder added. “Those who masterminded and carried out these attacks must be caught and reprehended. Terror is terror, whether it strikes the cafes of Paris and Tel Aviv or the airports of Brussels and Istanbul.”
At least 41 people were killed and over 239 injured at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, the country’s main airport, according to Turkish authorities. The death toll is likely to rise further as many of the wounded are in critical condition.
Two terrorists blew themselves up outside the international terminal and another in a nearby parking lot. Turkey suspects ISIS of carrying out the suicide bombings.