European Union External Action

Statement on today's attack in Jerusalem

Bruxelles, 08/01/2017 - 17:11, UNIQUE ID: 170108_1
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on today's attack in Jerusalem

This afternoon four Israelis were killed and many more injured in what appears to have been a deliberate terror attack by a truck driver on a group of people gathered in the Armon Hanatziv promenade.

The EU condemns the murder of these four young Israelis, as well as any praise or incitement for terrorist acts. We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and hope that those injured will make a full recovery.

There can be no justification for such a crime: the EU will continue to work with those who seek peace and denounce those who pursue violence and terror.