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U.S. Officials Condemn Terrorist Attack that Killed Two Israelis


American officials expressed their condolences after a Palestinian terrorist killed two Israeli citizens and injured another at the Barkan Industrial Park in the West Bank on Oct. 7.

A model of coexistence, the businesses of the Barkan Industrial Park employ some 8,000 people, roughly half of them Israeli and half Palestinian, working equally alongside one another.

Administration officials condemned the murder of 29-year-old mother-of-one Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hagbi, a 35-year-old father of three.

“The Barkan Industrial Zone has been a model of Israeli–Palestinian coexistence since 1982, with thousands working and prospering together. Today a terrorist shattered that harmony by brutally murdering two Israelis at work. Our deepest condolences to the families of the victims,” U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on social media.

Similarly, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt added, “The Barkan industrial center is a beacon for coexistence and a model for the future. Today's terror attack is reprehensible and should be universally condemned. Today's terror attack is reprehensible and should be universally condemned. Join me in praying for the wounded and sending comfort to the families of the victims.”