06 April 2017
(06 April 2017 - Jerusalem) In the wake of the latest news emerging from Syria regarding chemical warfare waged upon civilians, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev reiterated that "following World War II, the global community enacted universal principles and instituted international organizations with the express purpose of averting future crimes against humanity." Shalev expressed "deep concern over the appalling evidence of renewed carnage in Syria and the images of massacred children in this turbulent area." He called upon "world leaders and the global community to act now in order to put a stop to the atrocities and avert further suffering."
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Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, was established in 1953. Located in Jerusalem, it is dedicated to Holocaust commemoration, documentation, research and education. www.yadvashem.org