NEW YORK – The World Jewish Congress strongly condemns the savage hate crime perpetrated by a Palestinian who raped, tortured and murdered a 19-year-old woman in Israel on Thursday.
“The World Jewish Congress is horrified by the heinous murder of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher. We send our heartfelt condolences to Ori’s family, and stand with the people of Israel as they grapple with the reality of this latest act of terror,” said WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer.
“Although the circumstances of this crime were initially unclear, we are grateful that the Israeli authorities succeeded in locating the perpetrator and clarifying his motives,” Singer said.
“We sincerely hope that the swift apprehension of this bloodthirsty killer will serve to deter copycats from replicating this horrific act. It is incumbent upon the Palestinian authorities to condemn this outrage as an act of terrorism and take all measures to curb the incitement that encourages such hatred and brutality to thrive among Palestinians,” Singer added. “Terrorism will never cease until the Palestinian Authority makes clear that it will not be tolerated.”