A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (17 September) on the fatal stabbing at a shopping centre in Gush Etzion settlement in which a man was killed yesterday:
Yesterday’s attack on an Israeli in the West Bank fills us with profound sorrow and concern. We extend our sincere sympathy to the man’s family and loved ones. There can be no justification whatsoever for the fact that some people welcome such a cowardly attack and thus incite further hatred.
We condemn such violent attacks, and their incitement or justification, in the strongest possible terms. They will only lead to the goal of Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in peace and security in two states becoming ever more distant.