Jerusalem, December 22, 2003

FM Shalom Condemns Attack on His Colleague Egyptian FM Maher
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom sharply condemned the attack on his colleague Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher that took place today at the Al Aqsa Mosque. The attack was carried out by extremists, and demonstrates that unfortunately, extremists who oppose any and all expressions of peace between Israel and Arab countries still exist. This incident should serve to strengthen the forces working for peace and send a message that that the path of extremists will not prevail.