Scene of 2nd attack in Spain
Scene of 2nd attack in SpainReuters

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Friday morning sent a letter of condolence to His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, following the terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday night.

In the attack, a terrorist rammed through a crowd of pedestrians on a main pedestrian avenue in Barcelona killing 13 people and injuring dozens more. Later that evening, five terrorists attempted to blow themselves up in Cambrils, but were shot before they could do so.

In his letter, Rivlin wrote, "We have heard with horror and shock of the vicious terrorist attack in Barcelona that has taken the lives of so many innocent people and injured so many more. Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Spain at this difficult time."

"Sadly, we, in Israel, are no strangers to the horror and grief that follows such murderous attacks and can truly understand the pain you all feel now.

"Terrorism is terrorism is terrorism, whether it takes place in Barcelona, Paris, Istanbul or Jerusalem. These horrific events once again prove that we must all stand united in the fight against those who seek to use violence to stifle individual liberty and freedom of thought and belief, and continue to destroy the lives of so many.

"The people of Israel stand with me in mourning the sad loss of life and the suffering.

"Please convey our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and to the people of Spain and our wishes for a speedy recovery to all the injured."