President Shimon Peres sent a special condolence letter to the King of Norway and the Norwegian people on Saturday. In the letter the President wrote: "The people of Israel are shocked and share the grief of the people of Norway on the despicable murder of innocent civilians and innocent youth. Our hearts are with the bereaved families who have lost that which is most dear to them. We pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded."The President also offered Israel's assistance if there is anything the Government of Norway needs and added that "the people of Israel share in the grief of the people of Norway."