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ADL Calls on Palestinian Leadership to “Unequivocally Condemn” Murder of Israeli Jew

May 3, 2013 8:07 am 13 comments

Evyatar Borovsky. Photo: The Borovsky family.

The ADL called on Palestinian leaders Thursday to condemn the murder of an Israeli Jew earlier in the week.

Evyatar Borovsky, an Israeli Jew, was murdered by Salam al-Zaghal, a Palestinian Arab terrorist on April 30 in the West Bank. The  ADL called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to “unequivocally condemn” the murder.

“We are outraged and saddened by this murder,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.  “While Zaghal appears to have acted alone, his father’s comments welcoming the murder and referring to his son’s actions as a ‘duty for all Palestinians’ express a philosophy of hatred and violence towards Israelis that exists within segments of Palestinian society.  The attack must be unequivocally condemned by Palestinian President Abbas and other senior Palestinian leaders. Not only have they thus far failed to do so, but Fatah, the political party of the Palestinian Authority, issued a statement on its Facebook page praising Zaghal as a ‘hero.'”

The ADL also expressed concern about anti-Arab violence that ensued following the attack which included Israeli Jews throwing rocks at Palestinian Arab cars and school buses, and setting local fields on fire.

“While we fully understand the sadness and anger felt by Israelis at Borovsky’s murder, Israeli settlers should not resort to vigilantism,” Mr. Foxman said.


  • Mordechai S.

    “Israeli SETTLERS” ??? What ADL are you running, Mr. Fozman? A Jewish or Palestinian one?

    • Were American pioneers settlers? YES! and Jews from many nations are the pioneers in Israel, pioneers in technology,water conservation,military defense,medicine,land use,and yes!! settling the barren land of Israel that only Jews have been able to make bloom and cities boom. STOP CALLING US SETTLERS

  • The ADL is reaching for pie in the sky. Tjhwe Pali leadership will probably name a street after the terrorist!

  • herb silver

    adl algemeiner are sell outs.



  • How about the Universal Ten Commandments of God? On”Thou shall not kill” The commandments of God that shows our obligation towards fellowmen if we believe Moses , Abraham and God. Thus killing by a Palestinian to an Israelite a glorious act? Why can’t live and co-exist peacefully? That is against human rights . When would they learn to be a peace loving people and educated not become a murderer and or savage.
    God forbid and justice to the murdered people who have not done wrong to them in particular, The true God hates a murderer. Only the devil and his co-hort loves to hurt and kill other people. This heinous crime should stop, in the name of True God and for his good men and women on earth.

  • Luigi Rosolin

    The assassination is cause by the hate ideology of the extreme islamic, the young man that had carry out such crime is less guilty of is father and the religious leader with they arm like Hamas and Fatah. Them are the cause of the killing. The young man is certainly with out excused as killing in cold blow another human been is a mind conscience choice.
    The request of Israel for apology by the moderate Palestinian leader is the minimum require from them to distance themselves from such behavior.
    The refusal from them, must follow by ending peace negotiation with them as they ideology of hate must stop before that.
    Also recognition of Israel as state and the right to exist as such need to be accepted.
    Israel must not fall in misleading peace talk if this basic right to exist are not instate.

  • Foxman is a useless idiot and he represents no one but himself.

  • William Moskowitz

    When will the ADL and other organizations of its ilk wake up? First, what point is there in expecting condemnation from any group that really isn’t sorry that a Jew was murdered and in fact rejoice each time this type of horror occurs? What difference does it make? Will it cause others thinking of committing the same action to reconsider when they are constantly told in their language, in their press, and on their TV and internet that what they have done is glorious and merits martyrdom? I think not.
    Second and probably more important, what do these organizations hope to gain from coercing those who revel in our tragedies into this temporary politically correct dance? Fine, they issue a condemnation and a “tsk tsk” and turn around and continue to urge more of the same. What use is there in having condemnation in the western press when they urge their peoples on in the non-western press, when their spiritual leaders promise them martyrdom from the pulpit for more of the same?
    Its time to stop fooling ourselves, to realize that this is posturing, that they are our enemies and they have no intention of changing their positions.

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