Top UN rights official condemns suicide attack in Tel Aviv, calls for Middle East peace

Top UN rights official condemns suicide attack in Tel Aviv, calls for Middle East peace

The top United Nations human rights official said today he was “appalled” by the suicide bombing in Tel Aviv early Wednesday morning, which resulted in three people being killed and some 50 wounded.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, has repeatedly condemned any act of violence that targets innocent civilians, a statement issued by his spokesman in Geneva said.

“Such crimes are an affront to the most basic of human rights. They are a direct assault on efforts currently underway to achieve a stable and safe future for Israelis and Palestinians alike; the enemies of peace must not be allowed to succeed,” the statement said.

“The High Commissioner reiterates his call on all parties to do their utmost to break the cycle of violence and ensure that peace, built on a solid foundation of full respect for human rights, is realized as soon as possible,” it added.