Following the devastating earthquake in Italy, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein sent a letter of condolence on Thursday to his Italian counterpart, Chamber of Deputies President Laura Boldrini.

”We were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic earthquake that struck central Italy,” the letter read.

”On behalf of the Knesset and the people of Israel, I send deepest condolences to the families of the victims and prayers for a speedy recovery for the wounded. We stand as one with the Italian people in this difficult hour.”