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German, Italian, French and Lithuanian ambassadors condemn spate of Palestinian violence

Several ambassadors stationed in Israel condemn the recent spate of Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank.

“We condemn the violent attacks today in #Jerusalem and the #WestBank that have killed at least 2 people and injured several more, including civilians, Israeli police officers and IDF soldiers,” Canada’s Deborah Lyons tweets. “We call on Palestinian leaders to restore calm & speak out against these violent acts.”

German Ambassador to Israel Susanne Wasum-Rainer says she was “shocked by the brutal attack” Thursday. “My thoughts are with the victims and families.”

The Italian Embassy in Tel Aviv tweets that it is “deeply saddened by the passing of the baby of the woman wounded near Ofra and appalled by today’s new deadly attack. Other innocent victims of unacceptable acts of #terror. Our condolences to the families of the victims, our thoughts to the wounded. Violence must end!”

French Ambassador Hélène Le Gal, tweeting in French, says she “totally condemns” the recent attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem, sending condolences to the two Israeli soldiers killed today.

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius writes: “I strongly condemn the recent outbreak of violence against the Israeli citizens by #Hamas in West Bank, Samaria and north of Jerusalem. Our thoughts and prayers with the families of the victims, injured and everyone affected. #Israel has every right to self-defense.”

— Raphael Ahren

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