Israeli leaders have expressed condemnation for Monday’s terror attack in Manchester, where 22 people have been killed and 64 injured after a suicide bomber detonated a home-made device at Manchester Arena. Many children and teenagers are among the dead and injured.
CFI released a statement following the attack: “The barbarity of last night’s attack is a painful reminder of the threat terrorism poses to us all. The thoughts and prayers of the whole CFI organisation are with the friends and families of those affected, and the great City of Manchester”.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday to offer his condolences, and vowed: “Israel will be ready to provide any assistance necessary for the joint war against terrorism”.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said following the attack: “The Government of Israel strongly condemns the awful terrorist attack in Manchester. I send condolences to the families of the people who were murdered and my wishes for a recovery to those who were injured. Terrorism is a global threat and the enlightened countries must work together to defeat it everywhere”.
In a letter of condolence to Queen Elizabeth II, President Rivlin said: “I write with deep sorrow and anguish to express my own heartfelt condolences, and those of all the Israeli people, following the atrocious terror attack against the people of Manchester last night”.
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said: “Our hearts go out to the people of Manchester”. The city’s Municipality building was lit up with a Union Jack in solidarity.