This is further painful evidence that the terrorist threat is the greatest challenge which Israel and the international community have to face.
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni spoke a short time ago (Thursday, 27 November 2008) with the Israel Consul General in Mumbai, who briefed her on last night’s events. The minister was informed that the events are still ongoing and all of the details are not yet known. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the consulate are making maximum efforts to ascertain the situation of the Israelis in the city as quickly as possible. The Ministry is concerned and closely following the developments.
FM Livni stated this morning, "I condemn this criminal terrorist attack that is still going on in Mumbai. This is further painful evidence that the terrorist threat is the greatest challenge which Israel and the international community have to face. Nothing justifies the unforgivable slaughter of innocents; it is therefore incumbent on the international community to cooperate in the ongoing war against this contemptible, heinous manifestation of terror.
I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the families of the victims. Our thoughts and prayers are with the government and people of India."