News Brief 8/29/2013, Elul 23, 5773
Peres: Syria Committed a ‘Crime Against Humanity’
Peres addressed the current status in Syria saying, “the situation in Syria is not a local incident but a crime against humanity and a breach of international law. As such, the responsible world is coming together to respond.”
“Syria has crossed a moral boundary. The whole world was witness to the horrific pictures of Syrian children who lay dead on the floor. President Obama spoke on behalf of the whole of humanity when he said this breach of international law; this mass murder could not go without an appropriate response. We must understand that the response is global, not local."