Barak: Our heart breaks for Rona and the whole Ramon family

"Our heart breaks for Rona Ramon, Assaf's siblings, and the whole Ramon family," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday evening, in his first public statement on the death of IAF officer Assaf Ramon during an IAF jet crash in the Hebron Hills. "However, we must continue to build our strength, while extending our hand to peace," Barak said during a joint press conference with US Mideast envoy George Mitchell.