Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Darragh O’Brien TD has said regardless of ones opinion of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, violence is never the solution to political disturbance or upheaval.
The Deputy was commenting following the barbaric and disgraceful killing of two Israeli policemen near a holy site in the city of Jerusalem earlier today.
“As we know from our own experience here in Ireland over the past 40 years, violence or brutality of any kind rarely achieves the desired political objective. It is achieved through dialogue, collaboration and discussion,” he said.
“The severity of this attack, which has left two policemen dead and a third injured is worrisome and every effort must be made by all sides to ensure that there is no further escalation of violence in the region.
“There must be a renewed impetus by the international community and a genuine commitment by both Palestinian and Israeli authorities to renew peace-talks aimed at forging a sustainable and long-lasting solution to this conflict.
“I extend my deepest sympathies to the families of those savagely murdered and wish the injured policeman a full and speedy recovery” concluded the Deputy.