Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

March 06, 2008 18:39 ET

Today's Killing of Religious Students in a School in Jerusalem by Hamas Reaffirms Their Title as Chief Terrorists and Murderers in the Middle East

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) calls upon Canada and all other democracies to take immediate measures to isolate and punish Hamas, and deal with the scourge of the flow of armaments to Hamas.

"The fact that Gazans are rejoicing in the deliberate targeting of innocent students is shocking and a clear expression of their unwillingness to ever want a stable society in a peaceful relationship with Israel," said Leo Adler, Director of National Affairs at FSWC.

"Hamas's promise of more operations cannot be discounted and must be opposed by the international community," said Avi Benlolo, President and CEO of FSWC.

About Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies is a Canadian human rights organization dedicated to fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. It has 25,000 members across Canada, and confronts important contemporary issues including racism, antisemitism, terrorism and genocide. The Center is affiliated with the world-wide, Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, an accredited Non-Government Organization with status at international agencies, including the United Nations, UNESCO, OSCE and the Council of Europe. With over 400,000 members of all faiths around the world, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has offices in New York, Miami, Paris, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires and Toronto. Simon Wiesenthal died in 2005 after devoting his life to preserving the memories of the victims of the Holocaust, while simultaneously seeking justice for the war criminals. Visit: www.fswc.ca.

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