The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:
“Canada strongly condemns today’s horrifying terrorist attack that killed four young Israel Defense Forces soldiers as they were on a cultural tour of Jerusalem. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and hope for a speedy recovery for those injured.
“Canada also condemns the glorification of terrorist attacks. Such craven efforts to incite violence can never be justified.
“As a partner, friend and ally of Israel, Canada fully supports the right of Israelis to live in peace and security, free from the threat of terrorism and incitement to violence.”
January 8, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada