President Reuven Rivlin on Saturday condemned the suicide bombing in Istanbul that claimed the lives of at least four people – three of them reportedly Israelis – and wounded dozens of others.
"The heart aches for the victims who lost their lives in the horrific terrorist bombing in the heart of Istanbul,” Rivlin said. “We send our condolences to the families in mourning, pray for the well-being of the injured and hope for their swift return to Israel.”
"More and more innocent people are losing their lives in the shadow of the insatiable terrorism and extremism which plagues the world.
"May the hands of the search and rescue teams be strengthened, along with the representatives of the Foreign Ministry in Israel and in Turkey, in their efforts to bring relief and information to the worried families."