Israeli female soldier killed in explosion
TEL AVIV: A Palestinian bomb killed a female Israeli soldier at a bus stop in Israel on Sunday in an attack Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said proved the need to continue building a West Bank barrier declared illegal by the World Court.
In his first public comments on Friday’s non-binding opinion by the UN’s top legal body, Sharon said the bombing was carried out “under the auspices of the ruling”, suggesting the decision would only encourage Palestinian violence. “I want to make clear, the state of Israel absolutely rejects the ruling of the International Court of Justice in The Hague,” Sharon said. “It is a one-sided and politically motivated ruling.” agencies