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Norway condemns terrorist attack in Jerusalem

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Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“I strongly condemn yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Israeli students in Jerusalem. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to their families,” commented Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

 “I strongly condemn yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Israeli students in Jerusalem. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to their families,” commented Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. 

Eight students were killed and 11 injured when a Palestinian gunman opened fire in the library of the Jewish seminary Mercaz Harav in West Jerusalem on 6 March. This is the most serious terrorist attack in Jerusalem for four years. 

“I am deeply concerned about recent developments, and hope that this incident will not have a negative impact on the further negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. 

“The increasing violence in recent weeks in Gaza and southern Israel is very worrying. The use of violence seriously undermines efforts to ensure lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” Mr Støre underlined.

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