Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu extended his condolences on Sunday to President Benigno Aquino III and the people of the Philippines, after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the city of Tacloban, killing more than 10,000 people in it's wake and leaving half a million people homeless.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Filipino people at this difficult time,"  Netanyahu said in a letter.

"I hope that Israel's assistance will alleviate the suffering of those affected by this terrible disaster," he added.

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