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WCC condemns attack in Jerusalem

WCC condemns attack in Jerusalem

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14 July 2017

The World Council of Churches (WCC) condemned an attack that occurred Friday in Jerusalem, during which two Israeli police officers were killed, three attackers were shot and killed, and other people were injured.

WCC acting general secretary Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, also Deputy General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, condemned the attack and expressed condolences and reached out with prayers for those who lost loved ones due to the most recent violence as well as recurring violence in the same area.

“I condemn this attack as a cruel act in a place that is holy to many people. We stand with you in prayer and in sadness,” said Phiri, “and we continue to work very hard and pray very hard for a just peace in Palestine and Israel.”

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