Tuesday, August 31, 2010

White House condemns Hebron Murder attack "in the strongest possible terms"

In a statement released hours after The deadly attack near the West Bank city of Hebron, killing four Israeli citizens, the White House said the United States condemned the attack "in the strongest possible terms," saying it had also noted that "the Palestinian Authority has condemned this attack."

"On the eve of the re-launch of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, this brutal attack underscores how far the enemies of peace will go to try to block progress," the statement said, urging the "parties persevere, keep moving forward even through difficult times, and continue working to achieve a just and lasting peace in the region that provides security for all peoples."

The White House condemnation also expressed the United States' "condolences to the victims’ families and call for the terrorists behind this horrific act to be brought to justice."