GSF Condemns the Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue

Posted: October 29, 2018
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Genocide Survivors Foundation (GSF) condemns in the strongest terms the Anti-Semitic shooting and cold blood murder of 11 Jewish men and women which took place on Saturday, October 27th at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The shooting which left eleven people dead and others injured took place during a Shabbat morning services and is believed to be the deadliest attack against Jews in the history of the United States.

The shooter is said to have screamed “All Jews must die” as he carried out the massacre inside the synagogue. He had also posted Anti-Semitic rants on social media before the shooting took place.

“That someone can go inside a house of worship and murder people simply because of their faith is beyond intolerable. My heart and prayers go out to the victims and their families. As a genocide survivor, I understand firsthand the need and the urgency to fight Anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of extremism with even more zeal and I call on each and every one of us to do our part,” said Jacqueline Murekatete, GSF’s founder and president.

The shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue happened in the aftermath of the Anti-defamation League (ADL)’s 2017 report on the alarming increase in Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States. More on that report can be found here: 2017 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents from the ADL

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