The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the shootings at a yeshiva, or Jewish religious school, in Jerusalem:
“Canada is saddened and concerned by the shootings that took place in a Jerusalem school. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Israel.
“Canada condemns this terrorist act in the strongest possible terms. It does nothing to advance the Palestinian cause.
“Canada calls on all Palestinian leaders to reject such atrocious terrorist tactics, which are contrary to the peace process.”
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