Hillary Clinton issued a personal statement in the wake of the killing of five family members in Itamar.
"I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the brutal murder of an Israeli family. The United States condemns this appalling attack in the strongest possible terms," she said. "To kill three innocent children and their parents while they sleep is an inhuman crime for which there can be no justification." (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)