Wednesday’s terrorists attacks “almost at the same time in both ends of the world show that terror is a global epidemic,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote on his Facebook page.
“Terrorism is not because of building in Jerusalem, Ottawa, New York, Madrid, London or Mombasa but is a result of radical Islam’s battle against the West,” he added.
Three-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun was killed and eight others were injured when an eastern Jerusalem Arab, with a history of crimes against security, rammed the Jerusalem light-rail train near French Hill.
In Ottawa, a recent convert to Islam shot and killed a Canadian soldier guarding the National War Memorial. The House of Commons sergeant-at-arms killed him before he could carry out a murder spree in the Canadian parliament.
The terrorist was identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, whom had been flagged by Canadians security as a “high-risk traveler.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to convey condolences and expressed his full support for Canada’s fight against terrorism.
Canada in general and Harper in particular are considered Israel’s best friends, if not only friends, in the world.