Yom Rishon, 28 Shevat 5780
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Reaction to killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir from Liberal Judaism

Further to his statement following the deaths of the three Israeli teenagers, Liberal Judaism's Chief Executive, Rabbi Danny Rich, has made the following statement about the killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir:

"Alongside the parents of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gil-ad Shaar, we now also share the grief of those of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, killed yesterday in the Jerusalem forest.

Although there are individuals and groups amongst both Israelis and Palestinians whose reaction is to call for revenge, my fear is that this may lead to dangerous communal responses.

It is beholden on all leaders both in Israel/Palestine and elsewhere to ensure that the response to these terrible murders is not violence and dehumanisation but a redoubling of efforts to seek peace and justice for all."