Central Conference of American Rabbis Condemns Terrorist Murder of Israeli Police Officers in Jerusalem

 Friday, July 14, 2017

The Central Conference of American Rabbis mourns the deaths of two Israeli police officers, Haiel Satawe and Kamil Shnaan, murdered in the line of duty by terrorists in Jerusalem's Old City Friday. The attack took place near the city's Lion's Gate, closest to the Temple Mount, holy to Jews for 3000 years and revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, home to Islam's Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque. 

In praising this murderous act, Hamas terrorists lay bare their indifference to their own people who were endangered as they gathered for Friday prayers nearby. 

As Shabbat approaches, we join with the families of the murdered officers, their Israeli Druze communities, and all the people of Israel in mourning. We ask all to join us in praying for the peace of Jerusalem. 

Rabbi David Stern                             Rabbi Steven A. Fox
President                                          Chief Executive

Central Conference of American Rabbis