continued his message, stressing that even the "legitimate" rights of
the Palestinians could not justify such attacks. The attack on a
crowded fast food restaurant--said to be the deadliest in 20
months--killed nine people.
the comments at the end of his weekly general audience, which fell on
the first anniversary of his election as pontiff.
He added that he
is continually praying that the two sides will make substantial efforts
to “live in peace and security, one next to the other, as children of
the same father in heaven."
today, Pope Benedict XVI expressed his "firmest condemnation" of
Monday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, praying that relations between
Israelis and Palestinians would not take a "tragic turn,” but rather,
that the two sides will once again take the steps that will allow for
peace and security.