January 9, 2017
Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA extends condolences and prayers to the families of the victims of the terrorist event on January 8th in Jerusalem that killed four IDF soldiers and wounded 17 others.
The soldiers that lost their lives are: 20-year-old Lt. Yael Yekutiel of Givatayim; 22-year-old cadet Shir Hajaj of Ma'aleh Adumim; 20-year-old cadet Shira Tzur of Haifa; and 20-year-old Erez Orbach of Alon Shvut.
"We wish the families of the victims of this heinous attack courage and peace as they struggle with their tragic loss. May the memory of their loved ones be for a blessing. For those injured, we wish them strength and a speedy recovery to full health." - JFC-UIA President & CEO Linda Kislowicz
The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said in a statement "[...] As a partner, friend and ally of Israel, Canada fully supports the right of Israelis to live in peace and security, free from the threat of terrorism and incitement to violence."
Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA stands in solidarity with the people of Israel in times of calm and crisis.