1. The Presidency of the European Union condemns in the strongest terms the suicide attack perpetrated on 29 January in Eilat where three people were killed and many others wounded. It offers condolences to the families of the victims and its sympathy to the injured. Such attacks are aimed at innocent civilians with the goal of derailing the peace process.
2. The Presidency urges the Palestinian leadership to do everything in its power to put an end to terror and bring to justice those who support terror. It is therefore vital to continue the genuine progress made in recent weeks in the search for peace, notably through the courageous efforts of both the Government of Israel and the Palestinian President to build confidence.