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Statement on Elad terror attack

Zionism Victoria was shocked to learn of the terrible attack in Elad, as Israel celebrated its Independence Day, that has so far claimed three lives.

Zionism Victoria president Yossi Goldfarb said, “Just two days after Yom Hazikaron, when Israel commemorates the 28, 284 Israelis killed in acts of terror or defending their country, another three names have tragically been added to the list.

“Compounding the tragedy, this horrific terrorist atrocity took place on Yom Ha’atzmaut, casting a dark shadow over the most joyous day in the nation’s calendar when it celebrates the anniversary of its independence.

“Zionism Victoria mourns their loss, sends its condolences to their families and prays this senseless bloodshed will end soon.

“While we welcome the condemnation of this latest attackby Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, we note with sorrow that just a few days ago Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar praised lone wolf assaults, adding, ‘Whoever has a gun should prepare it, and whoever does not have a gun should prepare his cleaver, axe, or knife.’

“That an axe was reportedly used in the attack in Eldad is clear evidence that the incitement to violence and murder from Hamas has an impact, and that this terrorist regime in Gaza must be universally condemned.”