Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the terrorist suicide attack in Israel
June 5, 2002
- I am deeply shocked by the terrorist suicide attack in the suburbs
of Megiddo in Israel on the morning of June 5, which caused a number of
casualties among ordinary civilians. I express my deepest condolences to
the bereaved families and heartfelt sympathy to the injured.
- Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason. We feel indignation at
such an act of terrorism aimed at innocent civilians and resolutely
it. This act of terrorism is particularly deplorable, considering that a
certain progress has been observed as a result of the international
for calming down the situation in the region and for resuming the peace
- Japan once again strongly urges Chairman Arafat and the Palestinian
Authority to exert their maximum efforts to crack down on the extremists.
- Japan, at the same time, urges Israelis and Palestinians to seek for peace through negotiations.
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