In phone call to May, PM offers condolences after London terror attack

Netanyahu tells British counterpart ‘war against terror is common to us all’; she thanks him for close UK-Israel cooperation

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at 10 Downing Street in London, February 6, 2017. (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at 10 Downing Street in London, February 6, 2017. (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday to offer his condolences for the deadly terror attack in London.

“Netanyahu sent his condolences to the families of those murdered and to the British people and said that the war against terror is common to us all,” said a statement from his office.

The terrorist, identified as a 52-year old British convert to Islam, drove his car into crowds of people on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, killing three and wounding some 50, before stabbing a police officer to death at the Houses of Parliament. He was shot dead by police. A fourth victim died Thursday.

May thanked Netanyahu for the call and for the “increasingly close cooperation between the two countries in the war on terror,” the statement said.

On Wednesday, May condemned the “sick and depraved terrorist attack” and said the targeting of Parliament was no accident.

In a late-night statement outside her Downing Street office, a defiant May said the nation would not give in to terror and those who targeted the seat of power in Britain. She insisted that “tomorrow morning Parliament will meet as normal,” and urged the country to move on and behave as normal on Thursday.

“We will all move forward together, never giving in to terror and never allowing the voices of hate and evil to drive us apart,” she said, praising the security services who ran toward danger.

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