New York

04 October 2003

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the bombing in Haifa

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the horrific suicide bombing that killed at least 18 people in Haifa, Israel, today. His thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. The Secretary-General reiterates yet again his utter repugnance at all acts of terror, from whatever quarter. He calls on the Palestinian Authority to do everything in its power to halt these vicious attacks, which only harm the Palestinian cause.

The Secretary-General urges all parties to show utmost restraint during this extremely dangerous and difficult period.