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Abbas condemns New Zealand mosque shootings

March 15, 2019 3:01 P.M. (Updated: March 16, 2019 11:21 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the killing of 49 people in mass shooting at two mosques Christchurch City, in New Zealand.

Abbas said in a statement, “We condemn the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of dozens of worshipers and injured scores others at the two mosques in New Zealand.”

He described the shootings as a “horrific and heinous criminal act” and called on all states worldwide to “confront terrorism and show zero-toleration for racist groups that incite violence, racial hatred and xenophobia.”

Abbas reiterated his condemnation of “all forms of terrorism against innocent civilians, regardless of its source or the identity of the perpetrators.”

Abbas extended his condolences for the victims’ families and wished speedy recovery for the injured.

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