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Published:March 23rd, 2011 20:31 EST
Secretary Clinton Shocked Over First Bombing in Jerusalem in Past 7 Years

Secretary Clinton Shocked Over First Bombing in Jerusalem in Past 7 Years

By SOP newswire2

This morning I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the bombing in Jerusalem today that took at least one life and injured innocent civilians. Terrorism and the targeting of civilians are never justified. And Israel, like all nations, of course, has to respond when this occurs. The United States is committed to Israel`s security and we strongly condemn this violence and extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected.

We also strongly condemn recent rocket attacks from Gaza against innocent Israeli civilians and hold fully responsible the militants perpetrating these attacks. And I join President Obama in extending our sincere condolences to the friends and families of the Palestinian civilians killed in Gaza yesterday and appreciate that Israel has expressed regret.

We stress the importance of calm and we urge all concerned to do everything in their power to prevent further violence and civilian casualties among both Israelis and Palestinians. Violence only erodes hope for a lasting and meaningful peace and the final realization of two states for two peoples.

Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of StateWashington, DC

SOURCE:  DOS

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