State Department condemns ‘cowardly’ Tel Aviv attack

June 8, 2016  

The State Department in Washington on Wednesday night strongly condemned the shooting attack in Tel Aviv in which four people were murdered.

“The United States condemns today’s horrific terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in the strongest possible terms. We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those killed and our hopes for a quick recovery for those wounded,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner.

“These cowardly attacks against innocent civilians can never be justified. We are in touch with Israeli authorities to express our support and concern,” he added.

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, earlier called on the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council to condemn terrorism in the wake of the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market.

“Today’s heinous attack sadly proves that when the international community refuses to condemn terror against Israelis, the next attack is only a matter of time. Terror in Tel Aviv must be treated the same as terror in Paris or Istanbul,” Danon said.

“I call on the Security Council and the Secretary General to unequivocally condemn this murderous Palestinian attack.  They must demand that the Palestinian leadership put an immediate end to their hateful rhetoric which incites terrorism,” he added.

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