Yesterday (Thursday, 6 March) at least eight students lost their lives in an attack on the Mercaz Harav seminary in West Jerusalem. Many others were injured. Speaking in Berlin yesterday evening, Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms:
"Today's attack in Jerusalem fills me with abhorrence. I condemn this criminal act in the strongest terms. Our thoughts are with the victims' families at this difficult time."