Addressing the deadly terror attacks in Paris, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein sent condolences to the French nation on behalf of Knesset and its members and said ”the terrorist attacks must be a wake-up call to all countries in the free world and their leaders. Wake up and declare, once and for all, an all-out war on extremist Islamic terrorism, before the entire West turns into the scene of a bloody terrorist attack.”

After the Sabbath ended, Speaker Edelstein instructed Knesset Director-General Ronen Plot to have Knesset staff lower the all Israeli flags at the parliament building to half-mast and light the building in the colors of the French flag as a sign of solidarity.

In a letter to the President of the French Senate Gerard Larcher and National Assembly President Claude Bartolone, Speaker Edelstein said. ”None better than us can understand the challenge and the pain France is going through at this time. To take the lives of innocent people indiscriminately in the name of G-D is a crime against G-D and humanity.”

”In this war against terror you will find us fighting shoulder to shoulder with you. We are with you at this dire hour,” he wrote.

In a letter to the President of the French Senate Gerard Larcher and National Assembly President Claude Bartolone, Speaker Edelstein said. ”None better than us can understand the challenge and the pain France is going through at this time. To take the lives of innocent people indiscriminately in the name of G-D is a crime against G-D and humanity.”

”In this war against terror you will find us fighting shoulder to shoulder with you. We are with you at this dire hour,” he wrote.