Vienna, 18 August 2011 Press release

Spindelegger: “We must avoid a renewed spiral of violence“

Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger condemns terrorist attacks in the south of Israel

Vienna, 18 August 2011 – „The serious terrorist attacks in the south of Israel, in which several people were killed and dozens were injured must be strongly condemned. We express our heartfelt condolence to the victims and their relatives", stressed Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger.

„We must avoid a return to violence and terrorism at any cost. Therefore it is more important than ever to resume the stalled Middle East peace process as quickly as possible. This is the only way to contain the risk of extremists and to restore confidence between the two parties", demanded Spindelegger.

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