'Terror doesn't differentiate Europeans, Israelis'

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danon sends condolences to Belgian counterpart, calls for a joint battle against international terror.

Ari Yashar ,

Danny Danon
Danny Danon

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on Tuesday contacted Belgium's Ambassador Benedicte Frankinet, in order to convey the condolences of the state of Israel in the wake of the lethal Islamic State (ISIS) terror attacks in Brussels earlier in the day.

"All of Israel shares in the deep sorrow of the people of Belgium," said Danon. "Our citizens know all too well the pain and the loss that terrorism inflicts on families and communities and we wish you better days ahead."

"Terrorism does not differentiate between Turks and Americans or between Europeans and Israelis."

Danon concluded by writing, "now is the time to stand together and unite in a joint battle to eradicate international terrorism."

His words follow those of Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud), who following the attack said the world is facing "World War III" against radical Islamist terror and called on the free world to band together and defeat it, because "we have no other option."

In the attacks on Tuesday, ISIS terrorists launched twin suicide bombings at the local airport and shortly afterwards likewise bombed a metro station, murdering a total of 34 victims and wounding nearly 200 others.

Several suspects remain at large as security forces work to track down the terrorists.