We await reports from our Israeli contributors. In the meantime, here are President Moshe Katsav's words reported in Ha'aretz:
Speaking directly to the mothers of the fallen, Katsav continued, "Tonight will certainly be another sleepless night for you, another night of pain and suffering. We bow our heads to the families of Israel Defense Forces' martyrs, martyrs of the Jewish security forces, Druze, Bedouin, Muslim and Christian, who gave their souls and their lives for our independence."May God comfort them among all the mourners of Zion, Jerusalem, and the world.