Condemnations of the Har Nof synagogue attack continue to pour in from leading politicians across Europe.
“I’m horrified by the barbaric attack on the synagogue in Jerusalem — an appalling act of terrorism to be totally condemned,” tweets Ed Miliband, the leader of the British Labour party and a leading candidate for prime minister in the upcoming national elections.
My thoughts are with the families of the victims and people of the holy city.
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) November 18, 2014
Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard strongly condemns the attack. “Our thoughts go out to the victims and their relatives,” he tweets. His Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz posts a similar message, adding that he sees in the attack a “clear need to restart” the peace process.
Margot Wallström, the foreign minister of Sweden – the first Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state – condemns the “horrific terrorist attack on Israeli worshipers in Jerusalem.” On her Twitter account, she writes: “The spiral of violence must be stopped.”