New Zealand (QNN) – Palestinian people have fallen as victims to the terrorist attack against two mosques in Christchurch city in New Zealand today, according to the Palestinian ambassador in Australia.
At least one Palestinian was killed and others were injured in the shooting attack, the Palestinian ambassador in Australia Izzat Abdul Hadi said.
The Palestinian embassy told Wafa News Agency that it is still making contacts with Australian authorities to get an accurate number of the victims.
The city of Christchurch is the living place of many Palestinian families, Abdul Hadi said.
The Palestinian father Waseem Daraghmah and his little daughter, from Tubas city in the occupied West Bank, have been injured severely in the attack and they’re receiving treatment in the ICU.
62-year-old Shehada Nasasrah, from Nablus city, was shot in the leg and his health condition is currently stable.
Mohammed Elyan, a Palestinian worker at al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, and his son Atta from East Jerusalem, were also reported severely injured in the attack.
The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the “terrorist attack against two mosques in New Zealand”.
“We renew our condemnation of all forms of terrorism against innocent civilians, whatever their origin or nationality,” he added.
On Friday at noon time, white gunmen entered two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand and opened fire, leaving at least 40 killed.
The gunmen entered al-Nour and Linwood Mosques, two central mosques in the city. The attackers carried out their crime during Friday prayers.