Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted Monday that “terror is international” after a suicide bombing left more than 30 people dead in Russia.
By Monday night, the death toll stood at 35 with some 140 wounded in the blast that tore through the arrivals hall in Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
All El Al Airlines personnel were located and found to be safe, and Foreign Ministry staff confirmed there were no Israelis among the dead or wounded.
“Terror is international and the response to terror must also be international,” commented Israel's prime minister in remarks at the Knesset. “If we join forces, the terrorists will not defeat us. We will defeat them and prevent their missions.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke with Israel's Ambassador to Moscow, Dorit Golender to assess the situation vis a vis Israeli government personnel, as well as the condition of other Jews.
He also asked Golender to convey the condolences of the government and the entire nation of Israel to the Kremlin and to the people of Russia.
“The struggle against terror is a universal struggle that goes beyond borders, and against extremists everywhere,” Lieberman said.
U.S. President Barack Obama echoed Israel's sentiment, condemning the attack as “an outrageous act of terrorism against the Russian people.”