( dpa )- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday condemned the attack on a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem, which killed eight students.
Members of the UN Security Council convened for an urgent meeting to discuss the attack later Thursday.
"The secretary general condemns in the strongest terms today's savage attack on a Jewish seminary in west Jerusalem, and the deliberate killing and injuring of civilians," a UN statement said. "He extends his condolences to the families of those killed."
"The secretary general is deeply concerned at the potential for continued acts of violence and terrorism to undermine the political process, which he believes must be pursued to achieve a secure and lasting peace for Israelis and Palestinians, based on a two-state solution," it said.
Police in Jerusalem said a gunman opened fire on the students in the seminary's library, and also wounded nine students, three of them seriously. The gunman was killed.