White House: Tel Aviv bus bombing is 'outrageous'
By JPOST.COM STAFF
UN, US, UK, France condemn attack against Israeli civilians.
The White House and a host of Western countries quickly condemned the terrorist attack on bus 142 in Tel Aviv that injured 21 people Wednesday.
The White House denounced the attack, saying "these attacks against innocent Israeli civilians are outrageous."
"The United States will stand with our Israeli allies, and provide whatever assistance is necessary to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of this attack," White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also decried the bombing of the bus, saying nothing justified the targeting of civilians.
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"The United States strongly condemns this terrorist attack and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the people of Israel." US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.
"As I arrive in Cairo, I am closely monitoring reports from Tel Aviv, and we will stay in close contact with Prime Minister Netanyahu's team. The United States stands ready to provide any assistance that Israel requires," she added.
France, Britain and Russia's respective foreign ministers joined the condemnation, calling for a de-escalation of violence and a full ceasefire. The Russian foreign ministry called the attack a "criminal terrorist act."
British Foreign Minister William Hague said that "terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda."
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would talk to his Israeli, Egyptian and American counterparts in order to promote ceasefire efforts, according to AFP.
The blast occurred while US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton was in the area to broker an end to hostilities between Israel and Hamas.
You don't give a damn about dead or wounded Jews, so let's tell the truth for once.
If you really cared you would tell the truth at the White House, State Department and at the UN, that the Palestinian society is mentally ill.
That the Palestinians and their allies the Iranians are today's Nazis.
Then you would take serious action against both of these sick societies, to end their threat to the world .
But you are liars, so just do us both a favor and shut up.