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AIPAC Statement on Anti-Semitic Attack on Pittsburgh Synagogue

Eleven people were killed and seven more wounded during an attack in the neighborhood's Tree of Life Synagogue in October of 2018. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

We are appalled by the horrific anti-Semitic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We mourn for the precious lives that were lost and we pray for the recovery of those who were wounded by the demented gunman. We salute the courage of the law enforcement officers and other first responders who prevented the further loss of life.

Sadly, today's slaughter does not stand alone as representing the scourge of anti-Semitism. Throughout the world, we are witnessing the alarming rise of hatred directed against Jews and Jewish institutions.

All good people must unite against this deeply disturbing trend. While we mourn today, we must work tomorrow and every day against this senseless hatred and violence.

Our prayers are with the victims and their families and the congregants of the Tree of Life Synagogue.

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