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        12/23/2013, Tevet 20, 5774

      U.S. Condemns Bat Yam Bus Bombing


      The State Department condemned on Sunday night what it called the “deplorable” bombing of a bus in the central Israeli city of Bat Yam.

      "We strongly condemn the bombing of a bus near Tel Aviv today," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with those affected and with the Israeli people at this time."

      She added, "Violent acts targeting civilians are deplorable. We reaffirm our unshakable bond with Israel and our solidarity with the Israeli people."