Statement by the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, on attacks in Israel and Jerusalem

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Jerusalem, 9 March 2016

I condemn the multiple attacks today in Tel Aviv/Jaffa, Petah Tiqva and Jerusalem in which at least one person was killed and some 14 others injured. There is and can never be any justification for terror. It is deplorable that some choose to glorify such acts that undermine the future of both Palestinians and Israelis.

My thoughts are with the families and friends of all victims and I hope for a full and speedy recovery of the wounded.

Political, religious and community leaders on all sides must live up to their responsibility to stand firmly against violence and incitement. They must urgently take the necessary steps to rebuild hope and show that a political horizon for a negotiated two-state solution is still possible.