Israeli FM: 'Terror is a Global Epidemic'

'Terrorism is not due to construction in Jerusalem, Ottawa, New York, Madrid, London or Mombasa,' says Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank,

Canadian PM Stephen Harper with Israeli PM Bi
Canadian PM Stephen Harper with Israeli PM Bi
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman made a connection Thursday morning between the attacks that occurred in Jerusalem and Ottawa - both state capitals - on Wednesday. The comments were posted on his official Facebook page. 

"The terror attacks that took place yesterday, at almost the same time in both ends of the world, show that terrorism is a global epidemic that must be fought against with force and without compromises," Lieberman wrote. 

Lieberman stressed that "terrorism is not due to construction in Jerusalem, Ottawa, New York, Madrid, London or Mombasa - but is a result of radical Islam's struggle [to take over] the Western world." 

"We stand by our friends in Canada, who have demonstrated, in the last few days by joining the war against Islamic State (ISIS) and previously, in their strong support of Israel, that they do not give in to terrorism. We also will continue to stand firm and fight terrorism and terrorists." 

In his remarks, Liberman referred to the terrorist attack in Jerusalem Wednesday evening, where a driver ran over a number of civilians at the Givat Hatachmoshet (Ammunition Hill) Light Rail stop. Chaya Zisel Braun, a 3-month-old baby, was killed, and 8 others were injured. 

The gun assault in Ottawa, Canada began when an uniformed soldier guarding the the National War Memorial was shot 4 times and injured by a gunman with a rifle. Medics took him by ambulance to Civic Hospital, nearby, where he later died from his injuries. 

The shooter, identified as Muslim convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, then apparently moved inside Centre Block, the main building of the Canadian parliamentary complex, where he was killed in an exchange of fire.




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