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Suicide bombings in Israel condemned

Suicide bombings in Israel condemned

The Government has condemned the two suicide bombings in Israel today (12 August) as 'appalling attacks on innocent people'.

Foreign Office Minister Denis MacShane said:

"The suicide bombings this morning in Rosh Haayin and Ariel were appalling attacks on innocent lives. Our deep sympathies go out to those who were injured and the relatives of those who died. The British Government condemns terrorism in all its forms, and the perpetrators of these horrific attacks deserve the full condemnation of the international community.

"These attacks undermine the interests of the majority of Palestinians, who want an end to the violence and support the cease-fire.

"The Israeli and Palestinian peoples have suffered too much for too long. We must not allow extremists to destroy their chance of a peaceful future. The only suitable response to the actions of the extremists is for both sides to press ahead with determination to implement the roadmap and end the bloodshed. To do otherwise would be handing victory to the terrorists."

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