The foreign ministry has condemned Friday’s attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem and extended its condolences to the families of the victims.

By posting on Twitter, the ministry “expresses its horror at the heinous shooting of believers in a synagogue in Jerusalem, which caused many victims”.

“We condemn this act of terrorism on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Our condolences to the bereaved families and our wishes for a full recovery to the injured,” says the Foreign Ministry.