(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon this afternoon (Thursday), 7 July 2005, following the terrorist attacks in London, telephoned British Ambassador to Israel Simon McDonald and asked him to convey the former’s shock, and that of the Israeli government, to British Prime Minister Tony Blair over the awful crime that was committed against innocent Britons.  Prime Minister Sharon also asked to convey the Israeli people’s condolences to the British people and said that at these moments all of Israel expresses solidarity with the residents of Great Britain, feels their pain, and sends condolences to the families of those killed and best wishes for a quick recovery to those who were injured.

The Prime Minister said that the entire world must unite in the war against terrorism the purpose of which is to murder innocent people.