Arab MKs from the anti-Zionist Joint List party released a statement Thursday morning condemning the deadly terror attack Wednesday evening in a restaurant in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market.
But alongside their condemnations, Joint List MKs also blasted the Israeli government for instigating the ‘cycle of violence’.
Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh issued a statement Thursday which read:
“I condemn and [am] hurt by the terrible assault on civilians. My heart goes out to the families. Attacks on the innocent are always wrong, and there can be no justification for shooting civilians in the street.”
“This government has only brought a deepening of hatred and violence. We must completely remove Palestinian and Israeli civilians from the cycle of hate and blood. We must struggle together in a just way to bring an end to the occupation and to bring justice and peace for the two peoples.”
MK Dov Henin, the Joint List’s sole Jewish representative, issued a similar statement both condemning the terror attack as well as the “cycle of violence”.
“I condemn the murder in Tel Aviv. Intentionally targeting civilians is a crime. We must break this terrible cycle of violence in order to protect life and guarantee a future for our two peoples.”