The U.N. Security Council condemned Thursday night the deadly terror shooting attack which which claimed the lives of four Israelis and wounded 16 others in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market on Wednesday night.
The council called for those responsible for "these reprehensible acts of terrorism" to be brought to justice.
The council statement was approved by all 15 members who expressed sympathy to the families of the four civilians killed and those injured in the attack by two Palestinian gunmen, and to the government of Israel.
Council members "reiterated that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable."
Israel's U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon said the council statement was the first official condemnation of "terrorism" in Israel since the current wave of attacks began eight months ago.
He called the condemnation "an important and moral statement" and called on all countries to oppose "Palestinian incitement that directly leads to violent terrorism."
Danon called upon the UN secretary-general and the security council on Wednesday night to condemn the terror attack.
“Today’s attack is sad proof that when the international community refuses to condemn terror against Israelis, the next attack is only a matter of time. Terror in Tel Aviv must be viewed in the same way as terror attacks in Paris or Istanbul,” said Danon.
“I call upon the Security Council and the secretary-general to severely condemn the murderous terror attack and to demand from the Palestinian leadership to put a stop to hateful things which incite terror.”