Rivlin: The Heart Breaks Over the Cruelty and Hatred

President Reuven Rivlin responded on Thursday evening to the deadly terrorist attack near Itamar, in which parents were murdered in front of their four children.

“Tonight, bloodthirsty murderers claimed the lives of a mother and a father, leaving their young children orphaned. The heart breaks at the magnitude of such cruelty and hatred,” the President said.

“We will continue in our brave and unwavering fight against this cruel andheinous terrorism – of this our enemies can be sure. This is our duty, and the only way we can ensure the right of the orphans who lost their parents tonight, along with the right of all our children and grandchildren, to live with security and in peace, everywhere in the Land of Israel,” he added.

“We pray for the speedy recovery of the injured children – our hearts and thoughts are with them,” concluded Rivlin.

Israeli ministers earlier lost no time in condemning the terror attack, connecting it with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s UN speech the day before in which he announced the PA is abandoning the Oslo Accords.