Australia unequivocally condemns the horrific terrorist attack that claimed the lives of at least seven worshippers in Jerusalem on Friday evening.
Terrorism and violence against civilians can never be justified.
That such a cowardly and callous attack occurred on a day where we remember the atrocities of the Holocaust is utterly reprehensible.
Our thoughts are with the victims’ families, friends, and the Jewish community.
We are deeply concerned with escalating violence in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
We call on all sides to exercise restraint, and to refrain from actions that harm civilians.
Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace and security.
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