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Terrorist attack in West Jerusalem

Published on March 7, 2008
Communiqué from the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, M. Bernard Kouchner

Paris, March 6, 2008

France condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrible attack that occurred this evening against a yeshiva in West Jerusalem, causing numerous civilian casualties.

In these tragic circumstances, I share the sorrow of the Israeli people and the pain of the families and loved ones of the victims.

Despite these violent acts, which are also an attack against peace itself, France calls for continuing negotiations on the creation of a Palestinian State co-existing with Israel in peace and security. There is no alternative to the search for a negotiated political settlement to end the conflict.

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