Hague condemns Tel Aviv terror attack

William Hague has said that “terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda” (Photo: AP)

William Hague has said that “terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda” (Photo: AP)

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that “terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda” in comments after the attack on a bus in Tel Aviv this morning.

Mr Hague said: “The UK is deeply concerned at emerging reports of a bomb attack on a bus in Tel Aviv, which has seriously injured a number of people.

“Details of what happened are still unclear but if this was a terrorist attack we condemn it unreservedly. We are clear that terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda.

“This shocking violence further underlines the urgent need for an immediate de-escalation of violence and a full ceasefire.”

Emergency services organisation Magen David Adom said that seven people were injured in the attack on Shaul Hamelech Street, with at least three sustaining "severe" injuries.

According to the BBC, Hamas has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Last updated: 12:33pm, November 21 2012