Press Releases

    24 February 2004

    Secretary-General Condemns Suicide Bombing in Jerusalem as “Heinous Crime”, Calls on Palestinian Authority to Bring Perpetrators to Justice

    NEW YORK, 23 February (UN Headquarters) --     The following statement attributable to the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan was issued today in Tokyo:

    The Secretary General condemns the suicide bombing Sunday in Jerusalem.  The deliberate targeting of civilians is a heinous crime and cannot be justified by any cause.  We urge the Palestinian Authority to take the steps necessary to bring to justice those who plan, facilitate and carry out such crimes.  Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and victims of this crime.

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