President Peres spoke with the father of Mohamed Abu Khdeir
There is no comfort for a grieving mother but there will also be no compassion for the murderers"
The President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, spoke this afternoon with Hussein Abu Khdeir, the father of Mohamed Abu Khdeir, and expressed his condolences. President Peres said, "I know what you and your family is going through. I am full of shame and share in your grief. He was murdered by criminals. I am ashamed on behalf of my nation and grieve with you. The only thing left for all of us to do is to ensure that no more children are murdered, and no more tears are shed are by mothers." Hussein Abu Khdeir said that he "seeks true justice in the court."
President Peres said, "Justice will be done and we will not compromise on that. We all reject murderers and like you I want justice, true justice. There is nothing that saddens us more than the tears of a mother and the grief of a father. Sadly there is no comfort for a grieving mother but there will be no compassion for the murderers. The murderers must be punished and the murder uprooted from its source. We must replace the mourner's tent with a tabernacle of peace." Hussein Abu Khdeir thanked President Peres and expressed his wish for justice and peace.