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Israel - ICRC condemns killing of civilians

31-07-1997 News Release 97/22

Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) strongly condemns yesterday's bombings in Jerusalem, in which 15 people were killed and scores of others wounded.

The ICRC is deeply concerned by such intolerable acts and by the rise in tension over the past several months, both of which give reason to fear that the situation may escalate further. It appeals for compliance with the most elementary principles of humanity and stresses that indiscriminate attacks on civilians are a serious violation of the basic principles of international humanitarian law.