KIS LETTER OF SOLIDARITY TO THE AUSTRIAN PEOPLE FOLLOWING THE TERRORIST ATTACKS IN VIENNA Print
Tuesday, 03 November 2020 14:00
A few days after the attacks in France, new bloody terrorist attacks occurred in the center of Vienna, the capital of Austria, during the night of November 2nd, 2020. Gunmen opened fire, killed four people and wounded several others at several locations in Vienna, starting from the street where Vienna's main synagogue is located. The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece addressed, today November 3, 2020, the following letter to the Ambassador of Austria in Greece, expressing the solidarity of the Greek Jewry to the people of Austria for the heinous terrorist attacks:


"Dear Mrs. Ambassador,

The Greek Jewry is shocked after the bloody terror attacks of extreme Islamists against innocent people, that struck the center of Vienna yesterday night, and caused the death of four people and several casualties.

Our thoughts and payers are with the families of the tragic victims. Our solidarity is with the Austrian people at large that was terrified by the extremists who assaulted a symbolic area of the Austrian capital, where churches and synagogues stand close to one another and in vicinity with museums and a number of multi-ethnic restaurants, a place where people enjoy culture, a place that represents collectivity and brotherhood, a district that is a small scale model of European core values.

We all have to stand together and united against hate and fanaticism that threaten our way of life and our principles.

Sincerely Yours,

The President DAVID SALTIEL
The General Secretary VICTOR ELIEZER"

* Our Board also addressed the following letter to the Jewish Community of Vienna:

Dear Friends,

The Greek Jewry is shocked after the bloody terror attacks of extreme Islamists against innocent people, that struck the center of Vienna yesterday night, and caused the death of four people and several casualties. Given that it all started from the Synagogue that is situated within the area of the gun fires, our worries escalated. Our thoughts are with you hoping that the Jewish community is safe and well and that it will go on with its dynamic activities while feeling protected.  

We have expressed our Board's solidarity to the Austrian people with a letter addressed to the Austrian Embassy in Athens (see link below):

KIS LETTER OF SOLIDARITY TO THE AUSTRIAN PEOPLE FOLLOWING THE TERRORIST ATTACKS IN VIENNA

We wish you all the best

Sincerely Yours,

The President DAVID SALTIEL

The Secretary General VICTOR ELIEZER


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