The United States and the United Nations quickly condemned Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Har Adar, and called for a condemnation of terrorism. The short statement by the UN special envoy twice made note that the attack took place in a “settlement.”
“I condemn this morning’s shooting attack by a Palestinian perpetrator in the Har Adar settlement in which one Israeli policeman and two security guards were killed, and another was seriously injured,” read the statement issued by UN special envoy Nickolay Mladenov just four hours after the attack – the first international condemnation issued.
“It is deplorable that Hamas and others continue to glorify such attacks, which undermine the possibility of a peaceful future for both Palestinians and Israelis,” he said. “I urge all to condemn violence and stand up to terror.”
The US Embassy in Tel Aviv and the US Consulate in Jerusalem issued a joint statement condemning the attack. That statement made no reference to Har Adar as a settlement.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack in Har Adar,” the statement read. “We also condemn statements glorifying terrorism and call on all to send a clear message that terrorism must never be tolerated.”
Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon also reacted to Tuesday’s attack, which he described as “heinous.” Read more at JPOST.