Israel 'side-by side with India' in face of terror threat

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011
The attack left 17 people dead

The attack left 17 people dead

The Israeli government has emphasised that it stands with India in the "relentless struggle against terror" following the deaths of 17 people in a triple bombing in central Mumbai.

The attack, for which no terrorist organisation claimed responsibility, came less than three years after more than 160 people died during a terrorist rampage around India's financial capital.

Yigal Palmor, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said he strongly condemned Wednesday's "shocking terrorist attack".

Mr Palmor added: "Mumbai has once again faced an assault aimed at breaking the spirit of its courageous citizens.

"Israel stands side-by side with India and is convinced that the resilience of the Indian people will prevail," he said.

"These events are once again a reminder to all forward-looking nations that the scourge of terror must be combated and overcome."

Mr Palmor also offered condolences to the families of the victims.

Last updated: 4:17pm, July 14 2011