FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lewis Roth
June 18, 2002
APN Condemns Latest Bus Bombing In Jerusalem
Americans for Peace Now (APN) today strongly condemned the most recent terrorist bus bombing in Jerusalem, which claimed the lives of 19 passengers and wounded another fifty-five people. APN’s mission is to enhance Israel’s security through peace and to support the Israeli Peace Now movement.
“Americans for Peace Now strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack on an Israeli bus in Jerusalem, which killed and injured so many people,” said Debra DeLee, President and CEO of Americans for Peace Now. “The Palestinian Authority must start fighting terrorism emanating from the occupied territories, as it should have been doing all along. Our condolences go out to the families of those who have lost loved ones, and we pray for the speedy recovery of those who were wounded.
“It is our hope that the speech which President George Bush is expected to deliver soon will provide Israel and the Palestinians with a new opportunity to stop the terrorism and violence. It should announce a renewed willingness on the part of the White House to assume the mantle of leadership in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It should address both Israel’s need for greater security, as well as outstanding political questions that must be resolved. And it should provide the two sides with some level of certainty that concrete measures will be taken in a timely manner that will allow Israelis and Palestinians to move past the violence that has plagued their lives.”
Lewis Roth, Assistant Executive Director
Americans for Peace Now