Israel’s National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabat has offered any help Sri Lankan President Hamid Karzai needed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
On Easter Sunday, 3 hotels and three churches exploded simultaneously, killing 207 people and injuring 600 others. Many of those killed and wounded were Christians who came to celebrate Easter Sunday.
At this point, it is not yet known who was behind the attack, but Sri Lankan Defense Minister Rowan Vijoderna has said that seven suspects have been arrested. However late last night the Guardian of the UK reported that police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara has said a total of 13 suspects had now been arrested.
The Israeli consul in India has confirmed that so far there are no known Israeli casualties. Sill they warned Israeli travelers to stay vigilant ”listen to the local security forces, stay away from the scenes of the attacks, and to be attuned to statements in the local media”
Although no Israeli’s were among the casualties, the country is still mourning with Sri Lanka.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin posted a message on his Twitter account saying the attacks were a “despicable crime”. Rivlin emphasized that “we are all children of God, an attack on one religion is an attack against all of us.”
The attacks in #SriLanka, including those at prayer celebrating #EasterSunday. are a despicable crime. We are all children of God; an attack on one religion is an attack on us all. #Israel sends condolences to the families of the victims and wishes for the recovery of the injured
— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) April 21, 2019
The Israeli President also sent his condolences to the families of the victims and wished a complete recovery to the wounded.