`Israel with India in its struggle against terror`

Israel expressed its solidarity with India and said it stands with the country in its struggle against terror.

Updated: Jul 15, 2011, 00:34 AM IST

New Delhi: Condemning the Mumbai serial
blasts that claimed 21 lives, Israel on Thursday expressed its
solidarity with India and said it stands with the country in
its struggle against terror.

"Israel strongly condemns the shocking terrorist attack
which claimed 21 lives and injured over 140 innocent people in
the heart of Mumbai," a spokesperson of the Israeli Foreign
Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

It maintained that the assault was aimed at breaking the
spirit of the citizens of Mumbai.

"Israel stands side-by side with India in its relentless
struggle against terror and is convinced that the resilience
of the Indian people will prevail. These events are once again
a reminder to all forward-looking nations that the scourge of
terror must be combated and overcome," the spokesperson said.

India and Israel have coordinated closely in the fight
against terror, especially after the 26/11 Mumbai terror
attack in which a Chabad House was attacked. A Rabbi and his
wife were killed in the attack.

"Israel expresses its solidarity with India and extends
its deepest condolences to the victims and their families and
offers its full support and assistance to the Government of
India," the spokesperson said.

PTI