Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement today (9 February) concerning attack on the Israeli city of Eilat yesterday:
I condemn the rocket attack on the Israeli beach resort Eilat in the strongest terms. Again, our Israeli friends were the target of a terrorist attack.
We are relieved that the terrorists' plan did not come to fruition thanks to the effective Israeli security precautions in place, and that nobody was harmed in the attack. However, the attempt alone is proof of the disrespect for human life of those behind such a terrorist act, who try to fuel tension with all means at their disposal. There is nothing to justify this.
The international community stands together to counter the threat posed by terrorism. We stand firm as close friends at Israel’s side, for whose security we bear special responsibility.