Givat Haviva is deeply shocked about the attack in the synagogue "Congregation B'nai Torah", where five people lost their lives. We send condolences to the families of the victims and wish speedy recovery to the wounded. There is no justification for harming innocent people and there is nothing that can excuse the slaughter of worshipers during the prayer service.
Givat Haviva condemns all attacks towards Israeli and Palestinian civilians, synagogues and mosques.
We call on the leaders of both sides to avoid any unnecessary incitement and do everything to stop the deterioration and acts of revenge which are leading us to a vicious circle of violence.
We call upon the leadership to act harshly to terrorism and to return to the path of reconciliation and hope.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict contains too much pain, suffering and loss.
We must go back, soon, to the path of conflict resolution.
It is possible
Stop the cycle of bloodshed.
And give us a chance to enjoy a peaceful and nonviolent life.