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UNITED NATIONS
Department of Public Information · News Coverage Service · New York


DH/2444
30 July 1997

Prepared by Central News
DH/2444
30 July 1997



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Members of the Security Council have expressed their shock and outrage at
Wednesday's bombing incident at the Mahani Yehuda market in Jerusalem during which some 18 people lost their lives and over 150 people were injured. In a statement read out to journalists at UN headquarters in New York, Council President Ambassador Peter Osvald of Sweden said Council members sent their deepest condolences to the families of all those killed and injured in the tragedy.


The Council members condemned terrorism and the individual or groups who sponsored and perpetrated the act. Noting that the bombing occurred just after the resumption of bilateral negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian officials had been announced, the Council members reiterated their support for the Middle East peace process and urged all parties to work for peace.

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