Speaker of the Knesset, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, sent a letter of condolence to his Spanish counterparts, President of the Congress of Deputies, Jose Posada and the President of the Senate, Pio Garcia Escudero, after the train disaster that happened on Wednesday, which took the lives of more than 70 citizens.

”We are shocked and saddened to hear about the horrible train accident yesterday in Santiago De Compostela in North West Spain. I, along with the Knesset, the Israeli legislative body, would like to express my deepest sympathies to you and the Spanish people on the tragic loss of life and pain. Please send my condolences to the bereaved families and our wishes of a speedy recovery to all of the wounded. Our hearts are with the Spanish people. May God give you strength at this difficult hour.”