“The shooting at the LGBT Youth Center in Tel Aviv is a shocking and horrendous hate crime. The youth center where this incident occurred is supposed to be a safe meeting place for teenagers seeking counseling and support.

“My condolences are with the family and friends of those who were taken too soon by the hand of hate and my thoughts and prayers with those still fighting for their lives.

“When anyone, anywhere is attacked because of who they are perceived to be, it is an attack on all good people everywhere. I know with the leadership of the President of Israel Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset Member Nitzan Horowitz, and the local law enforcement in Tel Aviv, whoever committed this hate crime will be found and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”