In a foreign ministry press release Bildt said:
“The fatal shootings in Jerusalem are an unacceptable terrorist attack and I condemn them in as strong terms as they have been condemned by the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and others.”
Bildt warned that the attack by a Palestinian gunman at a religious college in Jerusalem on Thursday could have consequences.
“Terrorist attacks targeted at innocent civilians can never be accepted. There is a risk that this attack will lead to a further escalation of violence.”
Bildt underlined the importance of continuing the peace process, which is at a sensitive stage after recent events in Gaza.
“The only way we can escape from this escalation is to make progress in the peace negotiations.”