World Jewish Congress sends condolences, expresses solidarity with the Lebanese people in aftermath of blasts

05 Aug 2020

NEW YORK – More than 100 people were killed, thousands injured, and 300,000 displaced from their homes after a tragic explosion at the port in Beirut, Lebanon. The World Jewish Congress (WJC) extends its condolences to all those suffering and expressed solidarity with the Lebanese government. 
WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said, “The World Jewish Congress is deeply saddened by the deaths and injuries caused by the horrific explosions in Beirut, Lebanon yesterday. We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and government of Lebanon. In these terrible times, we are all united in mourning each loss from this terrible tragedy. We are wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.”

In a letter to Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Lauder shared

“I am writing to convey my deepest condolences and full solidarity with the people of Lebanon affected by the tragic explosion in Beirut yesterday. We are deeply saddened by the deaths and injuries and mourn with you the enormous loss of life and property. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured. 

“In difficult times like this we must put our differences aside and stand together. We are united in our thoughts and prayers for a fast recovery for Lebanon. 

“May G’d have mercy on all of them.”

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