Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State,
This morning I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the bombing in
today that took at least one life and injured innocent civilians. Terrorism and the targeting of civilians are never justified. And Jerusalem , like all nations, of course, has to respond when this occurs. The Israel is committed to United States ’s security and we strongly condemn this violence and extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected. Israel
We also strongly condemn recent rocket attacks from
against innocent Israeli civilians and hold fully responsible the militants perpetrating these attacks. And I join President Obama in extending our sincere condolences to the friends and families of the Palestinian civilians killed in Gaza yesterday and appreciate that Gaza has expressed regret. Israel
We stress the importance of calm and we urge all concerned to do everything in their power to prevent further violence and civilian casualties among both Israelis and Palestinians. Violence only erodes hope for a lasting and meaningful peace and the final realization of two states for two peoples.