NCJW Statement on the Shooting of Three Palestinian Students in Burlington, VT

“We condemn the senseless act of gun violence against three Palestinian college students who were shot and wounded in Vermont while walking to a family dinner during their Thanksgiving break. As a Jewish organization that stands firmly against hate and violence, we express our outrage and share our prayers for a full and speedy recovery for Hisham Awartani, Tahseen Ahmed and Kinnan Abdalhamid. 

“While the motivation for this crime has not been confirmed, we call for a thorough investigation into this incident, including examining it as a possible hate crime, and urge authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice. Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims in America should be able to live in safety and without fear. Now, more than ever, we must collectively work towards a world where diversity is celebrated, and violence has no place.”

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