B'nai B'rith outraged over anti-Semitic attack


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Deeply concerned about the rising incitement against Jews world wide, B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:

B’nai B’rith International is outraged over the anti-Semitic attack in Uruguay on 54-year-old David Fremd, an outstanding leader in the Jewish community. Fremd was stabbed more than 10 times and died in Paysandu, Uruguay. One of Fremd’s sons was also stabbed; his injuries are not life-threatening.

The assailant, who has been arrested, reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” just prior to the attack. According to Israelite Central Committee President Sergio Gorzy, the attacker stated during his police interrogation that he was targeting Jews.

We are very concerned about the increasing incitement to anti-Semitic attacks around the world. Jews are being targeted where they pray, where they go to school, where they shop and where they walk.

B’nai B’rith calls on our world leaders to condemn these horrific attacks and to recognize and condemn incitement against Jews and Israel.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fremd family. 

B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit bnaibrith.org.


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