President Reuven Rivlin sends his condolences to the families of the 10 students killed yesterday in flash floods during a hike with a pre-military academy they were set to attend.
“How much sorrow is sweeping the nation this morning,” says Rivlin on Friday. “We lost wonderful children, the best of our youth. Full of promises, full of expectations and [leaving us with] a broken heart.”
Rivlin also thanked the rescue crews, the Israel Defense Forces, the police and volunteers for helping to find the missing students.
“From here I turn to the citizens of Israel and request: Please, go out to hike only after you’ve checked you’re in a safe area. Don’t take unnecessary risks,” he says.
Read more at Times of Israel.