Although it goes without saying that we condemn the horrific murder of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, we all need to stand up and say it nonetheless.
Mohammad’s crime was being an Arab, an Arab too accessible to extremists. We join the voices of others seeking peace, the voices of Israelis, of Jews, and of good people world-wide, and condemn the heinous murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. As of July 7, six Jewish extremists were suspected of brutally kidnapping and burning the 16-year-old Arab teenager from East Jerusalem. We expect the murderers who did this sickening act to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The idea that Jews could have carried out this despicable act shames us and fills us with the utmost horror.
The murderers represent everything we stand against and in no way do they represent us, Israel or the Jewish people. But not only must we dissociate ourselves from these people, but we must also do all we can to end incitement, racism, and the escalation of violence within every community in Israel and in the Palestinian territories. We pray that all people, whether Arabs or Jews, live in peace and security in Israel and the region.
CAMERA on Campus Staff