Washington, DC – Americans for Peace Now (APN) strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks in Tel Aviv and the West
Bank. Coming in the context of the extremely volatile situation in Jerusalem and this past weekend’s
controversial killing of a Palestinian citizen of Israel by Israeli police, these attacks signal a potentially
dangerous expansion and escalation of tensions and violence.
For the sake of Israelis – both Jewish and Palestinian – and for Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and East
Jerusalem, a further descent into violence and conflict must be prevented. This escalating crisis –
between Israel and the Palestinians and within Israeli society itself – once again sends a resounding message to
Israelis and Palestinians, and their respective leaders: allowing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to fester, while
occupation deepens and all hope for a political horizon via a negotiated solution are destroyed, will only result
in more pain and suffering for Israelis and Palestinians alike.