Scene of Har Adar attack
Scene of Har Adar attackHezki Baruch

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in the town of Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, in which three Israelis were murdered.

“There can be no justification for such a crime and attempts by Hamas to glorify the attack are reprehensible. Violence and terror will only achieve more loss and pain and must stop,” said a statement from the EU spokesperson.

“The European Union offers its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the shootings,” the statement added.

Earlier on Tuesday, U.S. Special envoy Jason Greenblatt condemned the deadly terrorist attack and criticized Hamas for praising it.

"My family & I are horrified by the attack in Har Adar. Shame on Hamas & others who praised the attack. All must stand against terror!" Greenblatt tweeted.

"We pray for the victims of today's attack at Har Adar, and their loved ones as well," he added.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman also condemned the attack, calling the shooting a “cruel” and “evil brutality” and an act of “unprovoked terrorism”.

“Once again, Israelis confront the cruel and evil brutality of unprovoked terrorism,” Friedman wrote on Twitter. “We pray for the victims at Har Adar and their families.”

Hamas was not the only group to praise the attack. Fatah, which is touted the by the West as a “peace partner” for Israel did so as well.

The group’s official Facebook page referred to the attacker, Nimer Mahmoud Ahmed Aljamal, as a “martyr”.