Press release

FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood statement on fatal shooting near Nablus

Minister for the Middle East condemns violent attack and urges calm

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FCO Minister Tobias Ellwood said:

The UK strongly condemns the fatal shooting of two Israelis near Nablus in the West Bank. My thoughts are with the victims’ family.

Violent attacks of this nature only undermine the cause of peace. We urge all sides to promote calm, to avoid escalating tensions, and to work together to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

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Published 2 October 2015