President Shimon Peres condemned Saturday's attack on the family in the Itamar settlement. "This is one of the ugliest and most difficult events that we have known, the murder of parents with their small children - among them a three-year-old boy, and a five-month-old baby girl - while they were sleeping in their beds," he said in a published statment. "It shows the loss of humanity."
He added that "there is no religion in the world, no faith that allows for such horrendous acts." (Ronen Medzini)