President Rivlin made the following comments following the murder of Miki Mark in a terror attack today
(Communicated by the President's Spokesperson)
"I want to give strength to the Mark family, after the murder of their dear father Michael (Miki), and I join in the prayers being said now across Israel for the full recovery of the family's mother and children.
"Miki, who was the director of the hesder yeshiva (Torah college) in Otniel, saw the school as his life's project and one of the most important projects in Israeli society.
"The yeshiva in Otniel has known sad times, and to our sorrow the list of its alumni who have fallen in Israel's conflicts is long.
"My condolences are with the family at this difficult time, and with the heads of the yeshiva and its students who are on the frontline, for the loss of their director and teacher.
"At this difficult time, I also want to offer my support to the IDF and the security services, who will apprehend these vicious murderers."