Israel Political Brief December 16, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu & President Shimon Peres send condolence messages about Newtown School Shooting massacre

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Israeli leaders send condolence messages in Newtown massacre

Source: JTA, 12-16-12

Israeli leaders sent letters of condolence to President Obama over the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.

Israeli President Shimon Peres: “On behalf of the people of Israel, as friends and as parents, we stand with you today in contemplation and grief over the atrocious, incomprehensible massacre of 20 children and six adults — educators — at Sandy Hook Elementary School. No experience with death can be likened to that of a parents’ loss of their child. No crime is more heinous than the killing of a child.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We in Israel have experienced such cruel acts of slaughter and we know the shock and agony they bring. I want to express my profound grief, and that of all the people in Israel, to the families that lost their loved ones. May you and the American people find the strength to overcome this unspeakable tragedy.”

In a video message posted on YouTube, Netanyahu addressed the American people, saying, “The people of Israel grieve with you. I can only pray that God will give you the strength, as he has given us, to overcome the tragedy and go on living.”

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