In a statement posted on his Facebook page Thursday night, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said ”I am deeply shocked by the murder of British MP Jo Cox; sending my heartfelt condolences to my counterpart, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, and to the British people.”

”A murder committed against an elected representative, for expressing an opinion, is a vile act, and a warning sign for any society, including ours in Israel. Freedom of Expression is the bedrock of our societies, and such violence is an abhorrent phenomenon that must be stamped out.”