The National Jewish Assembly (NJA) vehemently condemns the heinous terror attack that occurred in the town of Huwara on August 19, resulting in the tragic loss of two innocent Israeli lives. The NJA further condemns the Palestinian terrorist attack near Hebron on August 21 that claimed the life of an innocent Israeli woman and left a man severely wounded.
The brutal shootings, which claimed the lives of a father and son, Shay Silas Nigreker (60) and Aviad Nir (28), and Batsheva Nigri (42) is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat of Palestinian terrorism, which indiscriminately targets innocent Israeli civilians.
The NJA expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims during this time of immense grief. May their memories be a blessing.
This attack highlights the urgency of addressing the issue of incitement to violence and the glorification of terrorism by Palestinian factions. The NJA strongly calls for international pressure on the Palestinian leadership to end the reprehensible practice of “Pay for Slay,” which perpetuates violence by rewarding terrorists and their families.
Furthermore, the NJA decries the recurring pattern where politicians and leaders offer empty condemnatory statements following such attacks. These tweets and statements are rendered meaningless as long as the Palestinian leadership and its representatives, both here and abroad, are not held accountable for their roles in fostering an environment that encourages and incentivises violence against Israelis.
The NJA demands that the UK government take a decisive stand against terrorism and extremism, and urge the Palestinian Authority to hold those who incite, support, and carry out such attacks accountable for their actions. This includes not only the perpetrators on the ground but also the voices that influence and legitimise such violence.