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Netanyahu: Israel Stands United with France

Israeli PM Netanyahu with French President Hollande (Photo: GPO)

In the wake of yesterday's horrific attack in Nice, France, in which a terrorist drove a truck into crowds of those celebrating Bastille Day and killed at least 84, world leaders have expressed solidarity with the French people. Israel Hayom reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among those who shared Israel's condolences and support with France, offering any assistance his nation can provide:

"Israel condemns the horrific terrorist attack in France," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. "This attack reminds us, once again, that terror can strike anywhere, and we have to fight it. Israel stands united with France today. We offer our condolences to the French people and we wish the wounded a speedy recovery. Israel will offer the French government any assistance necessary to vanquish this evil."

President Reuven Rivlin wrote to French President Francois Hollande following the tragic news, saying, "On behalf of the Israeli public, please accept our deepest condolences over this terrible incident. We must work together to eradicate terrorism, and wherever terrorists hide -- we will find them. Israel and the Israeli people stand shoulder to should with France and its public in the face of this evil, as should all of the free world."

Former President Shimon Peres also offered the French president and his people "my deepest condolences over this criminal, unforgivable terrorist attack. Innocent people, children, were murdered by inhumane animals. World leaders must come together to relentlessly fight the murderous terror that affects us all. Israel stands with our French friends it this time of grief."

Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) took to Facebook, writing, "Evil terrorism has once again struck against a celebration of liberty, equality, and fraternity in Nice. This is the war of our time. My condolences to the French nation and the grieving families..."

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