Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov on Monday and said that it indicated the need of joint international efforts in fight against terrorism.

In tweets from the official Prime Minister of Israel’s account he said, “Israel condemns the brutal assassination of Ambassador Karlov in Ankara. We send our deepest condolences to his family and the Russian people.”

“The murder of a diplomat serves as a stark reminder of the need for the civilized world to come together in fighting the forces of terrorism.”

On Monday, Karlov was killed by police officer Mevlut Mert Altinas at the opening of an Ankara art gallery.  The murderer shouted “Allah Akbar” and “Don’t forget Aleppo”. Three other people were also injured in the attack. The gunman was later killed by Turkish special forces.

The Russian Foreign Ministry called the incident an act of terrorism.

It is also important that we pray for Israel’s new Ambassador to Turkey, Eitan Na’eh, who is a good friend of CUFI UK, and just last month moved to Ankara as Israel’s first Ambassador to Turkey since. Eitan spoke at our launch event in 2015.