Press Release: APN Outraged by Murderous Arson Attack in West Bank

Arson_Murder_Palestinian_Child320x265Americans for Peace Now (APN) is outraged by the murderous arson attack in the West Bank, perpetrated by Jewish terrorists, who today killed a Palestinian baby and critically injured his 4-year-old brother and his parents.

APN's President and CEO Debra DeLee said: "Outrage in the face of this monstrous attack should be translated into action: Action by Israel's law-enforcement authorities to find and punish the killers, action by Israeli political leaders and opinion leaders – particularly among the nationalistic right – to stop inciting actions and hate-speech, and action by the Israeli government to fight the environment of lawlessness that Jewish settlers have spawned in the West Bank. This environment, unfortunately, is nourished by Israeli government settlement policies, which reward settler lawlessness, as we have seen this week in the settlement of Beit-El. When building settlements on privately owned Palestinian land and violently clashing with Israeli security officers is immediately rewarded by Prime Minster Netanyahu, who vowed to build 300 new homes there, the message to the settlers is clear: In the wild West Bank, lawlessness pays!"

"Our Israeli sister-organization, Peace Now, will tomorrow lead a march in Tel Aviv to protest the violence. We hope that Israelis will translate their rage into action by marching together and urging their government to adopt a zero-tolerance approach toward Jewish terrorism. As Peace Now stated in its invitation to the march: 'This is a struggle for the character and for the future of the state of Israel and of Israeli society.'"

APN has been documenting extremist Jewish terrorism in Israel and the West Bank. To view our timeline, click here: https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=1077#.VbtuMflVhBd

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