Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations of the Foreign Ministry on Terrorist Incidents in Israel

September 6, 1999

  1. The Government of Japan deeply regrets that two terrorist bombings in Tiberias and Haifa on Sunday inflicted injuries on innocent civilians, and reiterates its fundamental position that it firmly condemns such abhorrent terrorist acts.

  2. It is most regrettable that this incident took place, and especially so soon after an agreement was reached between Israel and the Palestinians upon the implementation of Wye Memorandum.

  3. Japan strongly hopes that both Israel and the Palestinians will engage themselves in the implementation of Sharm-el-Sheikh Memorandum without succumbing to such terrorist pressures, in order to realize just lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East in the nearest future.

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