Federal Foreign Office on yesterday’s terrorist attack in East Jerusalem

28.01.2023 - Press release

Statement by a Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson on yesterday’s terrorist attack in East Jerusalem:

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrific terrorist attack in East Jerusalem. Attacking Jewish worshipers outside a synagogue on International Holocaust Remembrance Day while they are observing Shabbat is a heinous crime which cannot be justified. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased and we wish the numerous injured a speedy recovery.

The terrorists' cruel intention to sow hatred and make peace impossible must never succeed. The spiral of violence has already claimed too many lives on both sides this year. This has to stop. To deprieve terrorism of its breeding grounds, cooperation and dialogue between Israel and the Palestinian authorities are needed more than ever.


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