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Foreign Secretary condemns bus explosion in Jerusalem

Foreign Secretary William Hague condemned the "callous and disgusting act of terrorism" following the explosion in Jerusalem on 23 March.

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After hearing news of the explosion the Foreign Secretary said:

“The news of an explosion on a bus in Jerusalem is shocking and deeply distressing. We are urgently seeking further information about the cause of the explosion, which has caused appalling death and injury. I send my sincere condolences to all those who have been affected and my sympathy to the people of Israel as they come to terms with this news. This appears to have been a callous and disgusting act of terrorism directed against innocent civilians which I condemn unreservedly. I would like to express the UK’s unwavering support for the people of Israel in the face of such horrific acts.”

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Published 23 March 2011