ECI expresses its condolences to the families of the victims in Toulouse and its concern over remarks made by the EU High Representative, comparing the attack in Toulouse with Gaza
Brussels, March 20th, 2012 – On Tuesday, the European Coalition for Israel expressed its condolences and deepest sympathy with the families of the victims of the brutal murder in Toulouse and with the Jewish community in Toulouse and in Europe.
- It is a profound tragedy when Jewish children can no longer live in safety in Europe. Regardless of whether this is an isolated act of terror by a madman or by an ideologically motivated killer, the targets were hardly picked at random. The day that Jewish children are no longer safe in their playgrounds in Europe is the day that we have failed in our values as a European Union, ECI director Tomas Sandell said in a comment on Wednesday.
Whereas world leaders such as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the US administration have expressed their condolences to the families of the victims, in a speech to Palestinian youth on Tuesday, the EU High Representative of Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, indirectly compared the brutal murder in Toulouse with the fate of Palestinian children in Gaza.Read more...