UN Chief Condemns Bomb Attack in West Jerusalem

NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–23 March 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the bomb attack near a bus stop in West Jerusalem, which reportedly killed one woman and injured more than 30 Israeli civilians, some of them seriously.

“Such attacks are unacceptable. The Secretary-General is deeply concerned and calls for an immediate cessation of acts of terrorism and violence against civilians in order to prevent further escalation and loss of life,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson.

Media reports stated that the blast, which occurred about 3 p.m., was caused by a bomb that was left in an abandoned bag by the side of the road, near the city’s central bus station.