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FCO Minister comments on Israeli settler terror attack in West Bank

Tobias Ellwood condemns West Bank settler terror attack which led to the death of a Palestinian infant

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Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns West Bank settler terror attack, which led to the death of a Palestinian infant, and left his parents and four-year-old brother seriously injured.

The UK strongly condemns today’s horrific attack by Israeli settlers that resulted in the death of a Palestinian child. This was a brutal act of terrorism, as recognised by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. We call on the Israeli authorities to ensure that those responsible for this crime are brought swiftly to justice. We also call on political and community leaders on all sides to do their utmost to promote calm.

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Published 31 July 2015