Baird Calls for Calm in Jerusalem

November 5, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

"Canada is extremely concerned about the increasing violence in Jerusalem. We deplore, in particular, recent attacks where vehicles were driven intentionally into innocent bystanders. Such cowardly acts of terrorism are completely unacceptable and should be widely condemned.

"The perpetrators of these attacks are responsible for aggravating an already tense situation. On behalf of Canadians, I offer deep sympathies to the family and friends of the slain officer and wish a swift recovery to the injured.

"Leadership is required to prevent such violent acts and to restore calm."

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Document symbol: CanadaFM_Jerustatement
Document Type: French text, Press Release, Statement
Source Country: Canada, Israel
Subject: Casualties, Holy places, Incidents, International presence, Jerusalem, Security issues, Terrorism
Publication Date: 05/11/2014