Bibi: Bin Laden's Death Shows U.S. Determined To Fight Terror

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Published May 02, 2011.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called U.S. President Barak Obama on Monday to congratulate him on the assassination of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden the day before.

The American operation that wiped out the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 attacks “sent a message of the United States’ determination to fight terrorism,” said a statement from Netanyahu’s office. It added that “Obama thanked Netanyahu [for his support] and clarified the United States’ commitment to the war on terror.”

Netanyahu declared earlier Monday that Israel shared the “joy of the American people”, calling the U.S. operation a “resounding victory for justice, freedom, and the values shared by all democratic countries fighting shoulder to shoulder against terror.”

Israeli officials lauded announcement of the assassination, after Obama issued a statement just before midnight on Sunday, Washington time, saying that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is dead and his body has been recovered from Islamabad, Pakistan by U.S. authorities.

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