The US on Thursday night condemned the earlier terror attack in Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav Yeshiva, which killed eight people. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice released a statement saying she called Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to express condolences. "The United States condemns tonight's act of terror and depravity," the statement said. "This barbarous act has no place among civilized peoples and shocks the conscience of all peace loving nations. There is no cause that could ever justify this action."