July 16th, 2008

The Jewish community in Germany mourns the death of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev

"We mourn with the families and the whole State of Israel the death of the soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev whose remains have been handed over by Hezbollah to the Israeli authorities today," said Dr. Dieter Graumann, Vice-President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany , on behalf of the Central Council and the Jewish community in Germany .
"We are deeply concerned about the fate of two other soldiers, Ron Arad and Gilad Shalit, who have also been abducted, and still hope that they will return to their families alive. We are grateful to the German government and the United Nations for their mediation even though the result has only confirmed our worst fears.
By releasing the brutal murderer Samir Kuntar responsible for the death of innocent children,
Israel has paid a high price for the return of its dead soldiers. The cynical welcoming celebration in Beirut arranged for the child murderer Kuntar and four other terrorists included in the prisoner-swap demonstrates once again that Hezbollah is a ruthless terrorist organisation whose militants and supporters are not freedom fighters but cold-blooded murderers who do not even stop at killing innocent children," said Graumann.
"All those in this country calling for political negotiations with representatives of Hezbollah should keep this in mind," admonished Graumann German politicians.