Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the
High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
on the Attack in the Old City of Jerusalem
New York -July 14, 2017
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al Nasser condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s attack in the Old City of Jerusalem. The vicious attack that took place from inside a holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews, killed two police officers and injured another.
The High Representative notes that this criminal act was perpetrated within a sacred place of worship where people of faith seek peace and comfort and share the values of compassion and tolerance. These are the core values that all faiths embrace.
UNAOC promotes peaceful dialogue among all religious denominations upholding mutual understanding and tolerance as core values in its work.
On behalf of UNAOC, the High Representative extends his condolences to the families’ victims and conveys his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.