Netanyahu: World must unite to defeat terror

PM offers condolences to families of Moscow terror attack victims in letter to Putin, Medvedev; no Israelis counted among dead or wounded.

January 25, 2011 01:03
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent a letter to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday night, saying Israel condemned the terror attack in Moscow, sent its condolences to the families of the victims and expressed solidarity with the Russian people in its fight against terrorism.

Netanyahu also offered his condolences during a speech to the Knesset plenum.

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“The world needs to unite to defeat terror,” he told the Knesset.

“Terror is international, and the response to terror must also be international. If we join forces, the terrorists will not defeat us. We will defeat them and foil their missions.”

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, meanwhile, spoke with Israel’s envoy to Moscow, Dorit Golender, and was told that there were no Israelis among the dead or wounded.

“The struggle against terrorism is a universal one that crosses borders against extremists, wherever they are,” Lieberman said.

According to the Foreign Ministry, there were no Israeli planes at the airport when the attack took place. It said that all El Al employees were safe, and that El Al flights to Moscow were canceled for Monday night.

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