Israel sends Egypt condolences over bus attack

2017-05-26 21:38
An image grab taken from Egypt's state-run Nile News TV channel on May 26, 2017 shows the remains of a bus that was attacked while carrying Egyptian Christians in Minya province, some 260km south of the capital Cairo, killing dozens people according to state media and the health ministry. (File: AFP)

An image grab taken from Egypt's state-run Nile News TV channel on May 26, 2017 shows the remains of a bus that was attacked while carrying Egyptian Christians in Minya province, some 260km south of the capital Cairo, killing dozens people according to state media and the health ministry. (File: AFP)

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Cairo - Israel is strongly condemning the attack by masked gunmen on a bus carrying Christians in neighbouring Egypt that killed 28 people.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office issued a statement on Friday sending "condolences from the Israeli people to the Egyptian people and to President al-Sisi."

It says "terrorism will be defeated quicker if all countries act together against it."

Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty in 1979 and maintain close security cooperation.

The bus attack bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for three attacks against churches since December that left about 75 people dead.

The group recently warned Egyptian Muslims to stay away from Christian gatherings because it intends to carry out more attacks

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