Baird Condemns Cowardly Attack in Jerusalem

November 18, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today released the following statement:

“Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms today's savage terrorist attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem.

“Attacks on innocent worshippers, in what is supposed to be a place of peace and tranquility, are cowardly and must never be tolerated.

“Those engaging in these despicable terrorist acts, and those financing or morally supporting their actions, are responsible for further aggravating an already fraught and dangerous situation.

“Canada reiterates that any statements of incitement are completely irresponsible. Those leaders who regularly issue them cannot plead ignorance or look the other way when terrorist attacks like today’s occur.

“On behalf of all Canadians, we stand with the people of Israel and offer our deepest heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims.”

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Document symbol: CanadaFM_JeruTerror
Document Type: French text, Press Release, Statement
Source Country: Canada
Subject: Casualties, Holy places, Incidents, Jerusalem, Population, Protection, Security issues, Terrorism
Publication Date: 18/11/2014