We unequivocally condemn the horrific murder of Mohammed
Abu Khdeir. It was unjustifiable under any circumstances.
The killing was reprehensible and we hope that the criminals who
did this sickening act are found and prosecuted to the fullest
extent of the law.
Israel is a country run by the rule of law. There are reports that
Jews have been arrested for this crime. If a trial finds that Jews
are indeed guilty of this unconscionable killing, our condemnation
is redoubled. The idea that Jews could do such an act fills us with
shame and horror.
The people who murdered Mohammed do not represent us in any way.
It is not enough to dissociate ourselves from the dreadful act; we must
also ensure that crimes like this are never repeated.
Just as the appalling murders of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and
Gilad Shaar do not in any way justify the hideous murder of
Mohammed Abu Khdeir, neither does Khdeir's murder justify the
violence, terrorism, destruction and incitement we have seen over
the past few days against Israelis and Jews.
We hope and pray that everyone, Arab and Jew, lives in peace and
security in the region.
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