In a recent phone call to French Consul General Hervé  Magro, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi extended her “deepest condolences and sympathies to the victims of the brutal terror attack that occurred last night, in Nice.

“Our heartfelt thoughts go out to everyone who was affected by this tragic event.”

She affirmed, according to the PNN, that “Palestinian leadership and people stand in solidarity with France, and remain committed to nonviolence; we are opposed to any acts of extremism or terror targeting innocent civilians.”

For his part, PLO Secretary General, Dr. Saeb Erekat,  said:” We condemn, in the strongest terms, the heinous terrorist attack that took place last night in Nice, France.

Palestine firmly stands in solidarity with France in this painful time, we extend our sympathies and condolences to the families of the deceased and wish a speedy recovery for those injured.”