‘We Grieve With the People of Britain’: Israel’s Leadership Mourns Sir David Amess
Jerusalem, 17 October, 2021 (TPS) -- Israel’s leadership expressed shock and sorrow following the murder of British Member of Parliament Sir David Amess.
Ali Harbi Ali, a 25-year-old Briton from Somalia, stabbed and murdered Amess on Saturday. British authorities are treating the incident as an act of terrorism.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett sent his “heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of British MP Sir David Amess. He was a true friend of the Jewish community and the State of Israel. His tragic loss will be felt by many.”
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that he was “deeply shocked to hear of the horrific slaying of David Amess. A true friend of the State of Israel and the Jewish People, he was cut down while serving the constituency which he loved so much.”
“We grieve with the people of Britain over the tragic loss of a great parliamentarian and a great friend,” he added.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid sent his “deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sir David Amess. He always stood with the Jewish community and was a true friend of Israel.”
Knesset Speaker Mickey states he was “deeply shocked by the dreadful murder of Sir David Amess MP. Sir Amess was a great friend of Israel and a valued member of the UK-Israel Parliamentary Friendship group, who will surely be missed by all. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and constituents.”
“A murder of a democratically elected representative is a crime against all freedom-loving nations. We stand together with House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle in defense of our shared values and send a clear message that hatred, radicalization and terrorism will not prevail,” he said.