Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa has lowered its flags to half-staff to honor the victims in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue shooting in which 11 people were murdered.
Professor Rafi Beyar, (CEO and Director of Rambam), who is currently in Pennsylvania, issued the following statement today:
"On behalf of the entire Rambam family, in Israel and around the globe, I want to express our shock and sadness at the tragic murder of worshipers gathered for Shabbat services at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. This horrific event is the latest act of anti-Semitic violence carried out in places across the globe, senseless and hate-filled acts targeting Jews and all of humanity. The entire Rambam family mourns the loss of innocent lives through sheer hatred.
We praise the brave first responders who prevented what could have been an even greater tragedy, and as we mourn the victims, we have lowered our flag to half-staff this week in their memory. We will continue to stand in solidarity with the Jewish people, with all Americans, with people everywhere – for life, security and peace."