Such acts, including the outrageous terrorist attack last week in a Kibbutz – an institution that stood for peaceful co-existence between Israelis and Arabs - serve only to undermine the cause of the Palestinian people.
The increasing spiral of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes the search for peace, guided by the road map being prepared by the Quartet, all the more pressing. Only with true peace, in a context of mutual respect, can the human rights of all parties concerned be fully enjoyed.
The High Commissioner extends his sympathies to the families of the victims. He calls on the Government of Israel to respond to this attack in a measured manner in accordance with international law".