Politicians, Activists Decry Tel Aviv Killings
by Maayana Miskin
(IsraelNN.com) Activists and politicians from across the religious spectrum have denounced Saturday night’s murderous shooting at a center for members of the homosexual community in Tel Aviv. Two people were killed in the attack and ten remain hospitalized, some with life-threatening wounds.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the killer would be found and brought to justice. “I want to take this opportunity to remind all citizens of Israel that we are a democratic state, a tolerant state, a state ruled by law, and we must respect every person,” he said.
Vice Premier Silvan Shalom said the shooting “can only be called a terrorist attack,” while Minister Avishai Braverman called to “condemn this hatred and violence... We must accept those who are different from ourselves.”
Ministers from the Jewish Home party and the Sephardic religious Shas party were among those to denounce the attack. “Murder is murder. Even if someone does not agree with their way of life, there is no excuse for taking a life,” said Minister Daniel Hershkowitz.