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Bush Condemns Latest Palestinian Suicide Bombing - 2002-09-19

President Bush has condemned the latest round of suicide bombings in Israel. He is renewing his call for an end to the violence.

The president did not wait to be asked about the most recent bombings. When reporters were brought into his office at the end of a meeting with Secretary of State Colin Powell, Mr. Bush offered his thoughts.

"I do want express our condolences to those who lost their lives in Israel in back-to-back suicide bombings," the president said.

Two suicide bombings in two days took at least six lives in northern Israel and Tel Aviv shattering a six-week lull in such attacks. The president condemned the terror and the violence.

"And we continue to send our message to the good people of the region that if you are interested in peace, that if you want people to be able to grow up in a peaceful world, all parties must do everything they can to reject and stop violence," Mr. Bush said.

More than 2,500 people have died as a direct result of the two-year-old Palestinian uprising.