Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday opened the weekly cabinet meeting by expressing shock on behalf of the sate of Israel over the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. "I send condolences to [US] President [Barack] Obama, to the bereaved families and to the American people."
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"Who like us in Israel is familiar with massacres of children and innocents? I pray that the families and the American people find the strength to overcome this terrible tragedy," Netanyahu said.