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Statement on attack targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt

December 12, 2016 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

F0llowing the terror attack in Egypt on Sunday 11th December 2016 in which 25 people lost their lives, the Board of Deputies of British Jews has issued the following statement:

Senior Vice President Richard Verber said: “The murderous twin-bomb attack on Egypt’s Coptic community once again heightens the precarious situation faced by minorities in many parts of the Middle East. It is particularly treacherous that this attack took place during Sunday mass when many families had gathered in worship. The Copts are an integral part of Egyptian society and we hope that the Egyptian authorities will do all in their power to bring the perpetrators to justice.”