AJC Condemns Dual Bombing Plots of Israeli Embassies in India, Georgia
NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AJC called today’s attacks on Israeli embassy staff in India and Georgia reprehensible and another ominous indication of how far terrorists, and their state sponsors, will take their war against Israel.
“The bombing in India, and attempted attack in Georgia, have the unmistakable fingerprints of Iran, and its terror proxy Hezbollah, which destroyed Israel’s Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992, and, two years later, leveled the city’s Jewish community center,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris
“Committed to never recognizing Israel’s legitimacy, Iran and Hezbollah will strike anywhere they can,” added Harris, citing a recently foiled Hezbollah plot to attack the Israeli Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as an Iranian plot to kill two rabbis and the Israeli ambassador in Baku, Azerbaijan.
In New Delhi today, Tali Yehoshua-Koren, the wife of an Israeli diplomat, was injured when a bomb exploded their car. Another car bomb, found near the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, was neutralized safely.
“We pray for Ms. Yehoshua-Koren’s speedy recovery, and we look to law-enforcement agencies in India and Georgia to speedily find and bring to justice those responsible,” said Harris.
AJC’s representative in India has been in close touch with the Israeli Embassy to express the agency’s concern and immediately contacted Indian authorities about the terrorist assault.
SOURCE American Jewish Committee