Polish FM condemns synagogue attack in Israel
Poland's foreign minister has condemned Friday’s deadly attack on a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
On Friday, a Palestinian gunman shot and killed seven people and injured several more outside a synagogue in East Jerusalem. According to the preliminary findings of the Israeli police, the attack was a "terrorist incident."
The attacker was shot dead by police as he tried to flee the crime scene.
"The unspeakable cruelty inflicted on the innocents praying today in the House of God in Neve Yaakov, Israel," Zbigniew Rau wrote on Twitter on Friday night.
"I strongly condemn this barbaric act of terrorism and join in the suffering with the families of the victims. May the Merciful Lord soothe their pain," he added.
On Saturday, the Polish foreign ministry published an official statement on its website in which it denounced the Friday raid on a Jerusalem synagogue.
"Poland is appalled by the terrorist attack in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of East Jerusalem, which resulted in the death of 7 people," the statement read.
"We strongly oppose acts of terrorism in all its forms. Attacks against civilians deserve unequivocal condemnation," it added.
The ministry also expressed its condolences to the families and relatives of the victims and to the entire Israeli nation, which "can count on our solidarity in this difficult moment."
No radical has organisation claimed responsibility for the attack, but Palestinian Hamas said it was a response to Thursday's attack by Israeli forces on the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.