Today Israel was again the target of a suicide bomb attack. Federal Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (4 February):
"I condemn the attack in the Israeli town of Dimona in the strongest possible terms.
Progress along the path towards negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, only recently embarked on, must continue. We cannot allow terrorists to undermine or defeat this process with their despicable acts.
Our thoughts are with the victims' families at this time. We wish those who have been injured a rapid and complete recovery."