Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent a letter of condolences on behalf of the
Israeli people to US President Barack Obama, saying he was "shocked and
horrified" by the "savage massacre."
"We in Israel have experienced such cruel
acts of slaughter and we know the shock and agony they bring," he wrote. "I want
to express my profound grief, and that of all the people of Israel, to the
families that lost their loved ones."