WASHINGTON, DC—Representative Eliot L. Engel, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement regarding the recent violence in Israel:
"It sickens me to wake up every morning to news of another stabbing or shooting in Israel. When will the terrorism end?
"Violence will never pave the way to Palestinian self-determination. Terrorism will never build the foundation of a Palestinian state. That approach only undermines the Palestinian cause.
"Palestinian leaders must to do everything in their power to encourage calm and quell the violence. Incitement toward these attacks--including blatant excuses for violence--is unacceptable.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these brutal acts of terrorism and their families. And I hope that Israel and its people may soon know peace and security."