Minister Cannon Condemns Brutal Killing of Five Israelis in West Bank Settlement

(No. 97 - March 12, 2011 - 7:45 p.m. ET) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the killing of five Israelis, all members of the same family, in the West Bank settlement of Itamar:

fCanada strongly condemns this criminal act of terror against the Israeli people," said Minister Cannon. "The brutal killing of the five Israelis, including children, cannot be justified.

"Our sympathies are with the victims’ families and friends and the people of Israel. These heinous acts of terror cannot be tolerated. The murderer must be held accountable, and we hope the Palestinian Authority will cooperate fully in the investigation."

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