Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.
Thank you, American men and women in uniform. You are America’s finest and we are all so proud. Thank you for fighting against terrorism.
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Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu released the following statement
The State of Israel joins the American People on this historic day in celebrating the elimination of Osama Bin Laden. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates US President Barack Obama, America’s military and its intelligence services on this great accomplishment.
“This is a resounding victory for justice, freedom and the common values of all democracies that are resolutely fighting shoulder to shoulder against terrorism.”