Meridor: "Israel stands behind the people of India and our hearts go out to victims and their families."
By JPOST.COM STAFFPublished: NOVEMBER 28, 2008 23:05Advertisement
Israel's Ambassador to the US, Sallai Meridor issued a statement on Friday condemning the multiple terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.
"Israel strongly condemns the terrorist attacks which have taken place in Mumbai, India. Israel stands behind the people of India and our hearts go out to the victims and their families.
"We extend our condolences to the families in the United States and elsewhere, who have lost their loved ones in these barbarous attacks and wish the wounded a speedy and full recovery.
"This brutal mass murder, and its tragic aftermath, resonate with all Israelis and underscores the need for close cooperation with our friends and allies. A concerted global front to fight against terror and extremism, anywhere and everywhere, is now more than ever, an imperative.
"We are of course shocked and saddened by the intentional and brutal terrorist attack on the Chabad Center at Mumbai. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chabad community and the families in Israel and all over the world, at this difficult hour," the statement said.
Six Jews and Israelis were killed in the attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai. An officer in the Indian commando unit said the hostages were killed many hours before his men stormed the building.
He also said one of his men had died during gun-battles with the gunmen holed up in the building.
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