Netanyahu updated on fate of Israelis in Barcelona

PM at Foreign Ministry situation room as Israel attempts to locate all Israelis unaccounted for after terrorist ramming attack in Barcelona

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Netanyahu in situation room
Netanyahu in situation room
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The Israeli Foreign Ministry opened the situation room following the terrorist ramming attack in Barcelona, Spain Thursday,

Currently 16 Israeli citizens are currently unaccounted for following the attack, which left at least 13 people dead and 80 injured. Efforts are underway to locate all unaccounted for Israeli citizens.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived earlier in the Situation Room and received updates on the Foreign Ministry's activity and attempts to contact other Israelis in order tomake sure that there were no Israeli casualties.

The Spanish embassy maintains a command post which is contact with Israeli authorities, as well as with hospitals and authorities in Catalonia.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely wrote Thursday in response to the Barcelona bombing, "I condemn this terrible, senseless and murderous act of terrorism."

"Our heart is with the Spanish people in prayer for the recovery of the wounded," Hotovely wrote in her Twitter account.