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Arson attack in the West Bank (Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Kawamura)

August 3, 2015

1. The Government of Japan is saddened and shocked by the arson attack near Nablus which is reported to be committed by settlers and caused the death of an 18-month-old infant and serious injury on his family including his parents. Japan expresses its condolences to the family and prays for early recovery of those injured.

2. Japan strongly condemns the terrorist attack and calls on the Israeli authorities to conduct an urgent and transparent investigation and take appropriate measures to avoid recurrence of such a tragedy.

3. Japan calls on the parties concerned to exercise restraint to ensure that the incident will not lead to escalation of violence, and also calls on both sides to act positively to realize peace.

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