Brooklyn Bar Association condemns terrorism amid recent Middle East violence

October 25, 2023 Rob Abruzzese
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In light of the ongoing conflict in Israel and Gaza, the Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) has issued a statement condemning terrorism in all its forms. The association, which is comprised of legal professionals dedicated to justice, reiterated its stance against violence and the importance of respect for human life amid differing opinions.

The recent surge of violence in the Middle East has triggered worldwide concern, bringing the issue of terrorism to the forefront of global discussions once again. The BBA emphasized the tragic human toll inflicted by the conflict, underscoring the necessity for a collective pursuit of peace.

The association, while acknowledging the diverse opinions among its members, stressed the importance of mutual respect and the overarching value of human life. The statement underscored that acts of terror, which demonstrate a blatant disregard for human life, are unacceptable in a civilized society and can never be the solution to disputes.

The BBA’s pronouncement echoes a broader sentiment within the legal community and beyond, highlighting the dire need for peaceful resolutions and the condemnation of violent acts that violate the sanctity of human life.

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The full statement from the Brooklyn Bar Association reads as follows:

The Brooklyn Bar Association is comprised of legal professionals who engage in the fight for justice daily. While we do not always agree, we advocate strongly, always respectful of our colleagues’ positions. The Brooklyn Bar Association condemns acts of terror in every form.

The recent events that have unfolded in Israel and Gaza reminds the world that terrorism has no moral boundary nor regard for human life.

Violence and inhumane behavior inflicted upon innocent women, men, the elderly, and children is unacceptable in a civilized society and is never the solution to disputes. More importantly, such acts can never be condoned as they threaten and violate our very existence.

The current conflict in Israel and Gaza has inflicted horrific wounds upon its victims and generations to come. The human toll is immeasurable.

We will not always agree. Our opinions, no matter how strongly felt, will vary. Yet, as always, we need to and must respect our brothers and sisters and the sanctity of human life. Most importantly, we need to pray for and work towards finding peace in our world.


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