President Reuven Rivlin sent a letter on Monday to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to express his condolences over Sunday’s twin church bombings, claimed by the Islamic State terror group, that killed 45 people.
“I was shocked to hear of the tragic bombing attacks on innocent Egyptians at places of worship in Tanta and Alexandria,” Rivlin said. “On behalf of my wife, Nechama, the people of Israel and myself, I send our sincere condolences to Your Excellency and to all the people of Egypt at this difficult time.”
At least 17 people were killed at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt. Another suicide attack killed at least 28 people inside St. George’s Church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta, the Health Ministry said. See more at Algemeiner.