Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Suicide Bombing in Southern Tel Aviv in Israel

April 18, 2006

  1. The Government of Japan emphatically condemns the suicide bombing by a Palestinian extremist which occurred on April 17 in Southern Tel Aviv in Israel. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason. Japan expresses its condolences to the bereaved families as well as deepest sympathy for the many who were injured.
  2. The Government of Japan strongly urges the Palestinian Authority to take all the necessary measures to prevent suicide bombings from recurring and to control the extremists. Japan also calls on the Israeli Government to exercise its utmost self-restraint in dealing with this incident.
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