Letter of condolence to French President

EU and Israel need a united front to combat terrorism

 

Brussels, November 16tPARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14: People place flowers and candles on the pavement near the scene of yesterday's Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)h, 2015 –  ECI has sent a letter of condolence to the French President François Hollande after a terrorist attack struck Paris late on Friday night and killed at least 129 innocent civilians while many more were injured. In the letter, dated Monday 16th November, Founding Director Tomas Sandell called the act “a crime against humanity”.

“Terrorism can never be justified, but must always be denounced and confronted, regardless of where it strikes”, he said. “This is a time for the whole civilised world to stand united behind the people of France against a common enemy.”

Over the weekend it became clear that Israel had provided France with intelligence related to the perpetrators and about other terrorist plots in Europe. In the letter to the French President, ECI points out the central role of Israel in the fight against global jihad.

“It is imperative that the EU and Israel coordinate their efforts in this battle for our collective security and freedom to live in peace. Only by strengthening our bonds of common values can we win this battle.”

“As France is in national mourning, we are united with the people of France in prayer and solidarity”, the letter concludes.