Early Monday morning, a 21 year old Palestinian man from Nablus launched a terrorist attack at one of Tel Aviv’s most popular nightclubs. According to local police, the suspect hijacked a taxi, drove into the venue’s security, and proceeded to go on a stabbing spree, injuring 8 Israelis.
During yesterday’s daily press briefing, the U.S. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland issued the following statement:
“The United States condemns in strongest terms yesterday’s brutal attack on innocent civilians in Tel Aviv. We extend our deepest sympathies to all those harmed in this tragedy. Attacks against innocent civilians in Israel or anywhere else are never justified. We again remind all parties that violence will not advance but will impede the hope for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”