(JNS.org) A day after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called the shooting that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv this week a "heinous terrorist attack," presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump followed suit with his own condemnation of the attack.
In a statement posted Thursday on Facebook, Trump denounced the “outrageous terrorist shootings” and said that “Israel’s security is a matter of paramount importance to me and the American people.”
Trump also lambasted the Palestinian media's treatment of the shooting.
“One Palestinian ‘news organization’ even referred to the shootings, in which the assailants dressed up as observant Jews, as a ‘Ramadan treat,’ Trump said.
“We must recognize the parallel horror of the culture of religious hatred that permeates many Palestinian quarters. From schools that indoctrinate toddlers to grow up to kill Israelis to the daily menu of hate that spews forth from various ‘news organizations,’ change is long overdue in the Palestinian territories,” he said.
On Wednesday, Clinton said in a statement released by her campaign, “I condemn the heinous terrorist attack in Tel Aviv today. I send my deepest condolences to the families of those killed and I will continue to pray for the wounded. I stand in solidarity with the Israeli people in the face of these ongoing threats, and in unwavering support of the country’s right to defend itself.”
“Israel’s security must remain non-negotiable,” she added.