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Foreign Secretary comments on reports of a bomb attack on a bus in Tel Aviv

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Foreign Secretary William Hague: "If this was a terrorist attack we condemn it unreservedly. We are clear that terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda."

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said:

“The UK is deeply concerned at emerging reports of a bomb attack on a bus in Tel Aviv, which has seriously injured a number of people. At this time our thoughts are with the individuals and families affected.

“Details of what happened are still unclear but if this was a terrorist attack we condemn it unreservedly. We are clear that terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda.

“This shocking violence further underlines the urgent need for an immediate de-escalation of violence and a full ceasefire. We urge all those involved to do everything they can to give maximum support to Egyptian-led efforts to allow them to succeed.”