WASHINGTON (JTA) — Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump condemned a terrorist shooting attack in Jerusalem that killed two people.
“The Palestinian terror attack today reminds the world of the grievous perils facing Israeli citizens,” Trump, the Republican nominee, said in a social media posting Sunday. “We must work to defeat terror once and for all. I wish everyone in Israel and the Jewish community around the world a meaningful Yom Kippur and peace.”
Clinton’s statement hours earlier on Twitter was signed with an “H,” a sign that the Democratic presidential nominee composed it personally: “I strongly condemn today’s attack in Jerusalem and my prayers go to the victims’ families. The terrorists must be brought to justice.”
The Palestinian assailant, a resident of eastern Jerusalem, also wounded six at a light rail station. He was shot and killed by police.