Our hearts go out to Israel

We mourn the loss of life and injuries in Israel in the wake of a series of terrorist attacks this morning. It is reported that Palestinian gunmen attacked an Israeli bus traveling near Eilat - the first in a series of attacks that reportedly have left seven Israelis dead and dozens injured. Palestinian infiltrators from Gaza struck the Egged bus just after noon today, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Two additional attacks occurred in the same area shortly after the first - roadside bombs detonated as a vehicle drove past and another on Israeli troops, according to Lt.-Col Avital Leibovitch, the IDF's chief spokesman for the foreign press. Crossfire between IDF forces and a cell of seven terrorists continued three hours after the initial attack, and some injuries have been reported, according to the IDF. Our hearts go out to our Israeli family, as the Federation remains committed to helping Israel to build a just, civil and inclusive democracy, and stands with the people of Israel at all times.

News Articles:

7 Israelis reported dead in Palestinian terror attacks JTA, August 18, 2011

Netanyahu: We respond immediately, powerfully to attacks Jerusalem Post, August 18, 2011

Terror continues: Two gravely hurt by fresh gunfire hours after deadly attacks Ha'aretz, August 18, 2011

Categories: Israel


August 18, 2011


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