The FDFA condemns attack in Jerusalem today

Bern, Press release, 18.11.2014

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) vehemently condemns the fatal attack against worshippers in a synagogue today in Jerusalem. There can never be any justification for such attacks. The FDFA conveys its deep condolences to the victims' families.

In view of this most recent attack and the events of recent weeks, the FDFA calls on all parties to continue their efforts to maintain stability and to refrain from any measures, provocations or acts of violence that could endanger the efforts to bring about a just and lasting peace on the basis of a negotiated two-state solution. The FDFA reaffirms the appeal it made last week for Israelis and Palestinians to commit themselves together to peace and security for the affected populations and to work with the international community for the resumption of peace negotiations.

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