Herzog appeals for unity after Jerusalem terror attacks

Following the end of Shabbat, President Isaac Herzog releases a statement on the pair of terror attacks in Jerusalem over the past day, including the deadly shooting last night in which seven were killed.

“The heart breaks in light of the terrible attacks,” Herzog said. “We lost seven innocent civilians in a murderous terror attack… May their memories be a blessing.”

Herzog says that while attending synagogue services this morning, “not a single eye was dry among the worshippers” as the cantor recited a prayer for the dead.

“The terrible attacks again remind us of a simple and painful truth: Whatever differences there are among us, when facing our enemies who seek our harm and rise up to kill us — we must safeguard our unity,” Herzog says, alluding to intense political divides over the new government’s plans for overhauling the judicial system.

He also praises security forces, wishes for a speedy recovery of the wounded and sends condolences to the victims’ families.

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