Hundreds of people celebrating Easter were killed in Sri Lanka on Sunday, with terrorist bombers targeting churches and tourist spots. In the wake of the devastation, Ynet News reports that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the "murderous attacks against innocent people" and said that his country is "ready to assist at this difficult time":
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined other world leaders in expressing shock over a series of blasts apparently targeting Christians on Easter Sunday, which killed at least 207 people and wounded more than 600 others. He also offered Israel's assistance to Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the attacks.
"In the name of the citizens of Israel, I express deep shock at the murderous attacks against innocent people in Sri Lanka," Netanyahu said in a tweet in Hebrew. "Israel is ready to assist the authorities in Sri Lanka at this difficult time. The whole world must unite in the struggle against the plague of terrorism."
World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder called the attacks a "heinous outrage" and a "truly barbarous assault on peaceful worshippers."
"World Jewry - in fact all civilized people - denounce this heinous outrage and appeal for zero tolerance of those who use terror to advance their objectives," he said in a statement. "This truly barbarous assault on peaceful worshippers on one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar serves as a painful reminder that the war against terror must be at the top of the international agenda and pursued relentlessly..."