UN Ambassador: Security Council must immediately condemn attack

Israeli UN Ambassador Danon calls on UN to condemn terror attack, British Minister compares murder to Temple Mount security precautions.

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Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon responded to Friday's terror attack, in which a terrorist entered a family's home, killing three Israelis and wounding a fourth.

"The hateful incitement and glorification of violence by the Palestinian Authority has led to the murder of innocent Israelis, stabbed to death in their homes," Danon said. "The Security Council must immediately condemn this despicable terror attack."

"The international community must demand that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the PA put an end to these heinous attacks and stop their ongoing encouragement of violence."

"I deplore the violence which took place yesterday in Jerusalem and across the West Bank," British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said. "I condemn the horrific attack during a Shabbat (Sabbath) dinner last night, which led to the death of three Israelis in the settlement of Halamish."

"I am deeply concerned by the deaths of three Palestinians and the large numbers injured during clashes yesterday. I urge the relevant authorities to swiftly investigate these incidents."

"The increase in tensions at the Haram Al-Sharif / Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem is of serious concern. Jerusalem is a sacred place for millions of people in the world.

"We call upon all parties to restore calm, avoid provocation and through engagement reach a solution that ensures the safety and the security of the site and upholds the status quo."