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Israel conveyed its “deepest heartfelt condolences to the people of the Philippines, in the wake of the horrendous terror attack in Mindanao Island” on Monday.

Gilad Cohen, Deputy Director General for Asia and the Pacific at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that “Israel stands alongside the Philippines against terror.”


The Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization on Sunday took responsibility for a double bombing at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo during the celebration of mass at the church. The attack resulted in 20 deaths and at least 110 others wounded.

Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday told the foreign community that the country would bring to justice those responsible for the twin bombings in Jolo.

“Those responsible for this crime will not go unpunished. We will find them and bring them to justice,” Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said in a statement.

“We are thankful for the many expressions of sympathy and solidarity from the international community,” he added.

TPS and Aryeh Savir contributed content to this report.