​This attack against the LGBT community in Orlando is as cowardly as it is abhorrent. The Israeli people stand shoulder to shoulder with our American brothers and sisters in the moral and just fight against all forms of violence and hatred.

President Rivlin expresses condolences following the attack at Florida nightclub 12 June 2016

 

Copyright: GPO/Mark Neiman

​(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)

President Reuven Rivlin yesterday evening (Sunday, 12 June 2016) wrote to US President Obama to express his condolences following the attack in Orlando. The President wrote, "Once again we feel the pain of terrible loss as we see the blood spilled of young and innocent people. There is no comfort for those who have had their loved ones torn away from them.
 
"This attack against the LGBT community in Orlando is as cowardly as it is abhorrent. The Israeli people stand shoulder to shoulder with our American brothers and sisters in the moral and just fight against all forms of violence and hatred. On behalf of all of Israel, I send my condolences to the families of the victims, and prayers for a speedy recovery of the injured."