Hungary condemns by the strongest terms the terrorist attack committed early this morning in a Jerusalem synagogue taking the lives or injuring several worshippers.

This heinous crime cannot be justified. We express our sympathy to the families of the victims. Hungary calls on the parties of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to de-escalate the renewed tension on the ground, to restore calm in Jerusalem and to ensure the free exercise of religion. It is indispensable that the parties renew the peace process, re-engage in direct talks and categorically reject all forms of violence.’

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade)