Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday that he rejects violence against civilians, a day after the Jerusalem bus bombing attack.
Speaking during a visit to Germany and quoted by The Associated Press, Abbas said that “we are against all forms of terrorist activity that affect Israeli and Palestinian civilians.”
Abbas, who had earlier met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, told reporters that Palestinians “want to achieve an end to the occupation and the building of settlements through diplomatic means, and through peaceful resistance by the Palestinian people.”
Merkel condemned Monday’s attack as well, saying there could be “no justification for violence”, according to AP.
But she also urged a halt to Israeli “settlement activity”, the report noted.