Statement attributable to the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Press Release 04-010-E 2004.02.23
Reaction to the suicide bombing in Jerusalem
The Secretary-General condemns the suicide bombing Sunday in Jerusalem. The deliberate targeting of civilians is a heinous crime and cannot be justified by any cause. We urge the Palestinian Authority to take the steps necessary to bring to justice those who plan, facilitate and carry out such crimes.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and victims of this crime.
Tokyo, 23 February 2004