S&Ds mourn the victims of the anti-Semitic attack on Pittsburgh synagogue
Following the shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, in which at least 11 people were killed and six other were wounded by a man shouting anti-Semitic slurs, the S&D president Udo Bullmann, and two vice-presidents Elena Valenciano and Victor Boştinaru said:
“Shocked by this anti-Semitic attack in Pittsburgh, we are mourning the victims and expressing our deepest condolences to their families and friends, to the Jewish community in the city, and to Jewish communities all across the world. We hope that the people injured in the shooting will recover soon.
“The Pittsburgh Synagogue attack – considered to be the deadliest mass shooting against the Jewish community in the United States – is another alarming sign of increasing anti-Semitism, which we are also facing in Europe, and of a general climate of hate and intolerance, stirred by right-wing extremists all over the world. We will never stop fighting these demons which, as we know from our European history, cause nothing but death and destruction.
“Together with our partners internationally, the S&D Group will continue to fight anti-Semitism in all possibly ways, whenever it occurs in our continent and across the globe, in a spirit of zero tolerance.”