President Shimon Peres on Sunday telephoned the King of Norway, Harold V, and expressed his condolences and the shock of the people of Israel over the deaths of 92 people in Friday's massacre. Peres told Harold that “your country is a symbol of peace and freedom. We in Israel followed the tragedy over the weekend, and it broke our hearts. It is a tragedy for all of humanity.”
Harold updated Peres on the latest developments in the case, saying that the Norwegian people were shocked and in mourning over the incident.