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The Socialist International once more expresses its strongest condemnation of the killing of innocent civilians in Tel Aviv in the most recent act of a murderous suicide bomber.

The pain and horror of these atrocities, repudiated by all decent people everywhere, must come to an end.

At the same time we raise our voice to strongly protest against the unjustifiable and condemnable destruction by troops and armour of the civilian headquarters of the Palestinian Authority. President Arafat and his Administration had condemned in unequivocal terms the Tel Aviv outrage and the abominable practice of suicide bombing.

The Socialist International once more calls on Israelis and Palestinians to turn their backs on violence and to respond to the worldwide calls for an early resumption of dialogue and negotiation.

Statement of the Socialist International on 20 September 2002