Government condemns violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

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Tobias Ellwood, the Minister for the Middle East, has condemned violence which is taking place in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

In a statement he said:

“I condemn the appalling attacks against civilians in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories this week. There can be no justification for terrorism. I am deeply concerned by the ongoing violence. This tragic situation only underlines the need to improve the situation on the ground and reach a long term resolution to the conflict”.

Joe Biden, the Vice-President of the United States also condemned the violence, saying:

“Let me say in no uncertain terms: The United States of America condemns these acts and condemns the failure to condemn these acts”.