Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that the political echelon instructed the Government Press Office to distribute the shocking images from the yeshiva shooting worldwide, including pictures of holy books perforated with bullets, a blood-stained praying shawl and the terrorist's body inside the yeshiva.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni decided that the Foreign Ministry would work to convey the Israeli messages to the international community.
Images of horror. Scene of Jerusalem attack (Photo: GPO)
Livni spoke to a large number of foreign ministers and expressed the State of Israel's abhorrence over the deadly attack.
A sources in the Prime Minister's Office said Thursday, "There is a direct link between this terror attack and the ongoing rocket fire and attacks against IDF soldiers in the south. It's the same motivation and the same organizations.
"The Palestinians will stop at nothing in their attempts to target innocent people. This time they intentionally hurt young students studying Torah at a rabbinical seminary."
Israeli officials harshly condemned the celebrations in the Gaza Strip following the reports on the Jerusalem attack. "This proves once again the human low points Hamas is capable of."