Today, in the wake of reports that Palestinian Hamas terrorists in Gaza launched a rocket at a school bus carrying Israeli children – wounding at least three of the children – the following statement was issued by the leadership of the Orthodox Union:
The Orthodox Union condemns today’s heinous act of terrorism in which innocent schoolchildren were targeted as they traveled home from school.
We call upon our members to pray for the speedy and full recovery of the victims of the attack.
This is the second attack within a month’s time in which Palestinian terrorists have targeted children.
We call upon the world’s leaders to unequivocally condemn this act and the environment of anti-Israel incitement that somehow supports the murdering and wounding of Jewish children.
The Orthodox Union has recently established a Victims of Terrorism Fund. To make an online donation, please visit: OU’s Victims of Terrorism Fund, select a gift amount and click the “Donate” button. To make a donation by mail, kindly send a check to the Orthodox Union at 40 Rector St, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10006. The check should be made out to the Orthodox Union with “OU’s Victims of Terrorism Fund” listed on the memo line.