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        8/7/2011, Av 7, 5771

      Israel Sends Condolences to the US

      Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent his condolences, Sunday evening, to President Barack Obama of the United States and to the American people on the death of 30 soldiers, including 22 members of the Navy SEALS, who were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. He said, "The people of Israel bow their heads in memory of the fighters for freedom and against world terror."

      Defense Minister Ehud Barak talked, by telephone, with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and noted the victims' participation in the toughest, most complicated missions in his words of condolence.