ORTHODOX UNION CONDEMNS TODAY’S VICIOUS ATTACK BY PALESTINIAN TERRORISTS AGAINST CIVILIANS IN EILAT
Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, strongly condemns the vicious Palestinian terrorist attack against civilians in Eilat, Israel. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who were lost or injured in this piguah (Hebrew for “terror attack”). May their families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
This act of evil, the first suicide bombing to hit Eilat and the first such attack in nine months, was perpetrated four days before the “Quartet” of Middle East peace negotiators is scheduled to meet to discuss further peacemaking efforts. This terrible attack of unjustified and unprovoked homicidal violence against innocent and unsuspecting civilians should serve as a sad and sobering reminder to any who presume the responsibility for and the obstacles to peace rest on Israel.