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Statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs on Death of a Young Palestinian


I am profoundly saddened by the news of the murder of Muhammad Abu Khudair. I know how difficult it must be for his parents and family and I would like to express my condolences to them and to all Palestinians. His innocent life fell victim to a horrible crime which must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

I would like to express my appreciation for the recent intense cooperation of the Israeli and Palestinian security services and quick investigation and arrest of the alleged perpetrators. I also welcome the clear condemnation of the murder by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu. I hope that the recent series of tragic events will not escalate and that both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas will keep working together to prevent further destabilization of the troubled region.