The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — condemns the vicious terror attack where a 62-year-old woman was seriously wounded in the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba on the eve of Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. The terrorist attack occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Galgalei HaPada Street adjacent to the Kanyon G Mall. The terror victim is reported to be in serious condition.

Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, stated, “Words cannot express our outrage. As Jews, we are sadly all too familiar with terror, hate and violence, and the trauma of living with fear of violence. With a history of pogroms, the Holocaust, and terror in Israel, we, as Jews and Americans, join the people of Israel and Jews world over in feeling the pain that placed an innocent person in serious condition on the eve of Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. This is especially sad as the world grapples with the pandemic of the Covid 19 crises. What started as an ordinary day should never have ended in terror, chaos and mayhem. We call upon every decent peace-loving person to lock hand in hand, and to condemn this violence. We further call and resolve upon ourselves as Americans to not rest until these cowardly terrorists are found, and all those responsible for this heinous act of terror and violence are held accountable.”

May He who makes peace in heaven make peace on this earth. May all those who possess hate in their heart. be inspired by the Almighty to seek peace, love, tolerance and understanding. May they channel their negativity into a positivity to help make this world a better place for all people.