France condemns Israel bus bombings

1st September 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 31 (AFP) - France on Tuesday strongly condemned the twin suicide attack on two buses in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva that killed 16 people, calling on the Palestinian Authority to put a stop to the violence.

PARIS, Aug 31 (AFP) - France on Tuesday strongly condemned the twin suicide attack on two buses in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva that killed 16 people, calling on the Palestinian Authority to put a stop to the violence.  

"Terrorism is unacceptable and cannot be justified," foreign ministry spokeswoman Cecile Pozzo di Borgo said in a statement.  

"France calls on the Palestinian Authority, in accordance with its obligations under the roadmap, to pursue those guilty of these revolting acts and to do everything to put a stop to violence and terrorism," she said.  

In the statement, Paris called on "the parties involved to mobilize in order to avoid a resumption of the tragic cycle of violence" in the region.  

The radical Palestinian movement Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, which police said killed 16 people and the two bombers.

Medical sources said more than 80 people had been wounded in the explosions.

 

 

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