(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom strongly condemned the tragic terrorist attacks in Madrid today. At a press conference in Egypt following a meeting with his colleague Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher, FM Shalom expressed his condolences to the government and people of Spain.

Foreign Minister Shalom wrote to Spanish Foreign Minister Anna Palacio conveying the solidarity of the people of Israel with Spain at this very difficult time.

In his letter, FM Shalom expressed his sadness and shock at the pictures from the scene of the attack in Spain’s capital. He emphasized that terrorism is an enemy to the entire community of nations and that Israel stands with Spain and the international community in the war against it.