U.S. Expresses Condolences to Terror Victims

By Forward Staff

Published August 18, 2011.

The U.S. Embassy in Israel offered condolences to the victims of the terror attacks that killed at least six people, CNN reported.

“In light of what’s happening near Eilat, our deepest condolences go out to the victims, their families and loved ones, of what appears to be a brutal and cowardly act of terrorism in southern Israel,” the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv said, according to the network.

“We wish those injured a speedy recovery. The American people and the Israeli people stand united against terror and we hope that those involved in the planning of this gruesome attack will be brought to swift justice.”

The resort town of Eilat on Israel’s southern tip, near Egypt’s Sinai border, is a sun-worshipper’s paradise and has generally avoided the violence that has hit areas closer to the Occupied Territories or big cities.

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