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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

Bennett Mourns ‘Horrific Murder of Innocent Children and Teachers’ in Texas Massacre

Israeli leaders on Wednesday, May 25, expressed their condolences after a gunman massacred at least 19 children at an elementary school in Texas.

Local authorities said two adults were also killed during the shooting spree in the town of Uvalde. The attacker, who shot and critically wounded his grandmother before the attack, was killed by law enforcement.

“Israel mourns together with the American people the horrific murder of innocent children and teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said.

“Our prayers are with the victims, their families and the American people,” added Bennett, who himself attended an American elementary school when his family lived in the United States for two years.

“Our hearts are broken. The death of a child is a tragedy beyond measure, let alone the killing of nineteen innocent children and two adults,” President Isaac Herzog said.

The assault at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde was the deadliest shooting at a US school since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012. (TOI / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you protect your people, especially children, from violence and terror. Please be with these victims, their families, and the leaders who can move to protect others from the same fate.”

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