October 23, 2014
Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada, wishes to release the following statement concerning the attacks that took place yesterday in Ottawa and in Quebec on Monday:
“On behalf of the State and People of Israel, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent–may their memories be blessed. I would also like to wish a full recovery to those who were injured and I commend the security officers, personnel and bystanders who helped to mitigate these violent attacks.
Israel and Canada share a bond of friendship that is rooted in our democratic values. It was truly sad to see such a heinous attack in both the home of Canada’s democracy and at a site that enshrines Canada’s sacrifice in the fight for freedom. I would like to repeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message in yesterday’s phone conversation with Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Israel expresses its full support for Canada’s fight against terrorism, in which Israel and the international community are full partners.”