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UNITED NATIONS

HR/97/59
4 September 1997

OFFICE OF HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
CONDEMNS TERRORIST ATTACKS IN ISRAEL


Following is a statement issued this afternoon by the Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ralph Zacklin:

I am appalled to learn that there has been another senseless attack on the life and well-being of innocent people in Israel, which has no justification and debases those who commit them.

Such terrorist acts are clearly designed to derail the peace process, which represents the best hope for safeguarding the human rights of people throughout the region.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns all ideologies which encourage hatred and violence and lead to the constant denial of the most fundamental of human rights: the right to life.

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