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PM Netanyahu: Israel stands united with France

World leaders come out in show of solidarity with France after horrific terrorist attack in Nice, vow to fight global terror • Netanyahu: Israel offers France any assistance necessary • German leader: Despite the difficulties, we shall win this fight.


World leaders on Friday condemned the deadly attack in Nice, France, in which a truck rammed into crowds watching a Bastille Day fireworks display. Some 84 people were killed in the attack and over 100 were wounded.

“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.”

U.S. President Barack Obama condemned what he called “a horrific terrorist attack” in Nice. “On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded.

“I have directed my team to be in touch with French officials, and we have offered any assistance that they may need to investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our


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