Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the terrorist explosion targeting buses in Jerusalem

March 24, 2011

  1. The Government of Japan strongly condemns the terrorist explosion targeting buses in Jerusalem on Wednesday, March 23.  Japan expresses its heartfelt sympathy for the victims and sends condolences to the bereaved families, and hopes for the early recovery of the injured.  Japan stresses that terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and any attempt to justify it is unacceptable.

  2. Japan strongly urges all the parties concerned to immediately make all efforts in order to prevent a further escalation of violence and increase in civilian casualties.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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