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Statement by Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the attack in Jerusalem: we stand by our Israeli friends

08.01.2017

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin this evening (8 January) on the attack in Jerusalem:

The news from Jerusalem is deeply shocking. The images posted remind us here of the terrible incident at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin just a few weeks ago. I condemn this vicious attack in the strongest possible terms. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Israeli friends at this difficult time. Terrorism is a threat to us all.

Our thoughts are with the victims’ families and loved ones. I wish all those who were injured a speedy recovery. The attackers seem to have had a clear aim: to inflame the tensions in the Middle East and to start a new spiral of violence. They must not be permitted to realise this goal.

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