Netanyahu to Russia: Israel stands with you against terror
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended Israel's condolences to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday after at least 38 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded in a twin terror bombing in Moscow, HaAretz reported.
"Please accept our condolences, on behalf of the government and the Israeli people, to the families of the victims, and wishes of recovery for the wounded," Netanyahu wrote, condemning the attack and explaining how Israel identifies with the Russians, "as a country that is itself a target for terror."
"We stand with you," he added, "united with the enlightened nations in the battle against the terror that threatens the entire human race."
Earlier Monday, two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, the city's mayor and other officials said.
Emergency Ministry spokeswoman Svetlana Chumikova said 23 people were killed at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow, located underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the KGB's main successor agency.
A second explosion hit the Park Kultury station about 45 minutes later. Chumikova said at least 12 were dead there.