Jewish Leaders Denounce Murder of Dvir Sorek

New York, NY

Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We join the people of Israel in mourning the loss of 19-year-old student Dvir Sorek, from the community of Ofra, who was studying at Yeshivat Migdal Oz. This was a dastardly act of terror and cold blooded murder of a student who was found still clutching the books he had just bought in Jerusalem. We extend our deepest condolences to Dvir's family which has already suffered grievously from previous terror attacks. We are confident that the IDF will do everything necessary to apprehend the perpetrators and protect the lives and wellbeing of Israeli civilians. The international community must join in condemning this attack and those who incited, abetted, and supported it, especially the continuing ‘pay to slay’ grants of the Palestinian Authority.”

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