The Times of Israel reports that Chief Rabbi David Lau of Israel reached out to Muslim religious leaders in the wake of today’s terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue.
Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau tells Channel 2 he’s dismayed by the silence of Muslim religious leaders in the wake of today’s terrorist attack in Har Nof. …
He adds that he hopes they will join him “at the entrance to the synagogue” where the attack took place in order to denounce it.
Lau said that in the past he had been in touch with a number of Palestinian religious leaders, but “today those same leaders have not responded to his calls.”
Earlier this month, Lau issued a call for tolerance together with Sheikh Mohammad Kiwan, chairman of the Council of Muslim Leaders in Israel.
Even as Secretary of State John Kerry called on Palestinian leaders to condemn today’s attack and “take serious steps to restrain any kind of incitement,” the official Facebook page of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction welcomed the attack, which it described as “a blessed operation.”
From the Israeli PM's office: Official Fatah Facebook page praises Jerusalem synagogue attack as 'blessed operation' pic.twitter.com/4Cy0NE3AJ0
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