Hebron City Council condemned through a statement issued on Saturday morning, 16/3/2019, the tragic massacre that humanity rejects, which was perpetrated against worshippers in two mosques in New Zealand on last Friday noon. The Municipal Council expressed its condolences to the Muslim community and the martyrs families for their loss. The statement stressed that history repeats itself, as a few days ago was the 25th memory of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre, the killing of worshippers at the dawn on Friday in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan in the Ibrahimi Mosque, carries the same thought and belief of the murderer of the massacre of the two mosques in New- Zealand, as they both have hatred for believers performing religious ceremonies.
The statement stressed the seriousness of the crime and explained that the punishment of the victim, as was done following the massacre of the Ibrahimi Mosque, is a reason to increase the strength of the criminals and murderers and the repetition of their crimes, even if in different places and times. This indicates the need for immediate international action to punish the criminals for their crimes, starting with the Israeli occupation and his settlers, and stressing that the failure to punish the perpetrator opens the door to further massacres by criminals and murderers who carry racist ideas, as was done in the New Zealand mosques.
The statement added that Hebron Council calls for international protection of the Ibrahimi Mosque and for the residents of the city, in addition to the removal of military checkpoints and lifting of the closure from the heart of Hebron, fearing that new massacres against unarmed Palestinians would occur, because the idea of racism carried by extremist settlers who Settle in Hebron meets the ideas of the assassin of New Zealand, and this fear comes after the occupation authorities deported the international presence mission from Hebron.
The statement concluded with a message of condolence, sympathy and considering the victims of crime as martyrs, and it calls for reflecting the culture of love and peace among different religions and cultures and to affirm that criminality and terrorism have no religion and no culture.