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Minister Burt statement on recent violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank
Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, calls on all parties to restore calm
Foreign Office Minister, Alistair Burt, said:
I deplore the violence which took place yesterday in Jerusalem and across the West Bank.
I condemn the horrific attack during a Shabbat dinner last night, which led to the death of three Israelis in the settlement of Halamish.
I am deeply concerned by the deaths of three Palestinians and the large numbers injured during clashes yesterday. I urge the relevant authorities to swiftly investigate these incidents.
The increase in tensions at the Haram Al-Sharif / Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem is of serious concern. Jerusalem is a sacred place for millions of people in the world. We call upon all parties to restore calm, avoid provocation and through engagement reach a solution that ensures the safety and the security of the site and upholds the status quo.