Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

March 23, 2011 11:30 ET

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies: Jerusalem Bombing Condemned

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) condemns this morning's bomb blast at a bus station in Jerusalem, the most serious in a series of recent attacks on Israel by Gazan terrorists.

As ambulances rushed to help the wounded at the central bus station in Jerusalem where the bomb went off, reports indicate over 30 people are wounded with three critically wounded.

"As unrest and revolution continues to spread across the Arab world, Hamas terrorists are trying to deflect protests against its leadership in Gaza by launching renewed attacks against Israel with over 50 rockets landing in Israel over recent days," said Avi Benlolo, human rights activist and President and CEO of FSWC. "These attacks cannot be ignored by Israel, whose very existence is threatened by a terrorist organization supported by Iran and dedicated to its destruction. It is time for world leaders to support Israel and take a firm stand against the terror Israel is faced with every single day," he added.

Contact Information

  • To book Mr. Benlolo for an interview on this morning's
    bombing in Jerusalem contact:
    Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
    Stacey Starkman, Communications Manager
    416.864.9735 x 32
    sstarkman@fswc.ca