Washington, D.C ““ Americans for Peace Now today strongly denounces the murder of an Israeli couple and their three children at the settlement of Itamar in the West Bank on Saturday. APN extends its condolences to the families of those murdered in the attack.

“This attack is horrifying. We strongly condemn it. We hope that the Israeli and Palestinian security forces will act to find the perpetrators,” Said Debra DeLee, APN’s president and CEO. “The leaders of the Palestinian Authority acted appropriately by immediately and unequivocally condemning the attack, and Prime Minister

Netanyahu appropriately warned Israeli settlers against acts of retribution,” DeLee added.

APN urges the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to fight violent extremists on both sides, while redoubling their efforts to negotiate peace.