The President of Romania, Traian Basescu, expressed his condolences over the helicopter crash which claimed the lives of six Israelis and one Romanian in Central Romania.
In a letter to Shimon Peres, Basescu wrote "I received with deep sadness the news of the air crash which claimed as victims Israeli soldiers.
"Please convey to the bereaving families my sincerest condolences, together with my sentiments of deep compassion for this tragedy.
"I would like to assure you, on this occasion, of the entire solidarity of the Romanian people with the people of Israel, in these difficult times.
"Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration."