Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the suicide bombing in Istanbul that left three Israelis dead. Speaking at his cabinet meeting, Netanyahu not only gave his condolences to those who lost loved ones, but spoke out against terror:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu started his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday by addressing the deadly suicide bombing in Istanbul Saturday that took the lives of three Israelis and wounded 11 other Israelis.
"Terrorism is sowing destruction around the world," he said. "Israel is at the forefront of the battle against world terror. The fight against terror is first and foremost a military one, but, no less importantly, it is also a moral one. The key to morally combating terror is the understanding that there cannot be any justification for the murder of innocent people anywhere: not in Istanbul, not on the Ivory Coast and not in Jerusalem. Anyone who fails to condemn terrorism, supports terrorism."
Netanyahu offered his condolences to the families of the victims and wished the wounded a speedy recovery. He also praised the Foreign Ministry for its speedy efforts to bring the wounded back to Israel and repatriate the bodies of the deceased.
"The people of the Foreign Ministry have demonstrated dedication and professionalism both in Istanbul and in Jerusalem," Netanyahu said.