The Israeli government is condemning the blast in Manchester, which killed 22 people over night, calling the incident “a terrible terror attack.”
“I am sending condolences to the families of those murdered and wishes of a speedy recovery to the wounded,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says in a statement. “Terrorism is a global threat and it is incumbent on the enlightened countries to defeat it everywhere.”
Trump is expected to make remarks during his appearance with Abbas on the deadly explosion at a concert.
In Europe, condolences and condemnations are already pouring in.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says Europe is mourning with Britain.
“Today we mourn with you. Tomorrow we will work side by side with you to fight back against those who seek to destroy our way of life,” he says. “It breaks my heart to think that, once again, terrorism has sought to instill fear where there should be joy, to sow division where young people and families should be coming together in celebration.”
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel writes on Twitter: “Terrible news from Manchester! Our thoughts are now with our British friends. United we stand.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, tweets: “Our thoughts (and) prayers are with the people in #Manchester affected by the blast. We mourn for the dead (and) hope the injured can recover fully.”
— Raphael Ahren and AP