CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON THE MURDER OF AN AMERICAN TEENAGER BY TERRORISTS

November 23, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding the recent death of American student Ezra Schwartz, who was killed by terrorists last week:

I am deeply saddened by the recent terrorist attacks that have taken place throughout Israel, including the random shooting of Ezra Schwartz, an eighteen year-old American student.  Ezra took his love of helping others from Boston to Israel.  As I have said before, these attacks and the statements that inspire them do not do justice to those seeking a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflictThese random acts of violence must be condemned in the strongest possible terms by Palestinian leaders and the international community.  I join in offering my condolences to the Schwartz family, including Ezra's parents, Ari and Ruth, and to his siblings Mollie, Hillel, Elon, and Avi.  Ezra’s compassion and dedication to service should serve as an inspiration to us all.”

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