Below is a statement released by Israeli President Isaac Herzog regarding the terror attacks in Jerusalem.
My heart breaks at news of the horrific terror attacks over Shabbat in Jerusalem. We have lost seven innocent civilians in a murderous terror attack, who had only just welcomed Shabbat into their homes and communities. May their memories be a blessing.
This morning in synagogue, as the cantor recited the "El Malei Rachamim" prayer for the souls of the victims of the attack, there was not a single dry eye among the worshippers, including me. We were all moved together.
These awful terror attacks remind us again of a simple and painful truth: whatever disagreements we may have between us, against our enemies, who want to harm us and rise up to kill us, we must maintain our unity. My support and trust are with the security forces, who are working night and day against terrorism.
I call on everyone to remain alert and act responsibly in these times. I send my wishes for the speedy recovery of the wounded and grieve with the families of those murdered.
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