Congressman Sherman Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem
WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Brad Sherman, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, released the following statement on the terrorist attack on the Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel, that killed five people including including three American citizens, and an Israeli police officer:
“I cannot condemn strongly enough this horrific act in which four worshipers were taken from their families by terrorists. My thoughts are with their families and the communities in which they lived.
“As three of the five victims are American citizens, I know our government will do everything it can, alongside our ally Israel, to ensure justice is done. While those who conducted this attack were killed by Israeli police, we need to ensure that anyone who planned or helped these attacks is brought to justice.
“This despicable act reminds us once again that incitement to violence is a powerful and destructive force. Palestinian officials must address incitement to violence within their society rather than help fan it. Violence will not bring about a Palestinian state or any other political goal. Incitement must stop once and for all.”