Israel offers help following devastating Italian earthquake


( Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday expressed his condolences and offered help in the wake of a deadly 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy, killing at least 241 people.

A map showing the epicenter of the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy on Wednesday. Credit: YouTube screenshot.

The quake and a number of strong aftershocks left the worst devastation throughout the mountainous towns including Amatrice, Accumoli and other villages. 

"I send my condolences to the people of Italy regarding the victims of the earthquake and my wishes for a quick recovery to the injured,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “I have offered search and rescue assistance to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi."

Over 4,300 rescuers are still searching for survivors trapped under rubble in the many towns and villages affected. Thousands of people were left homeless by the quake. 


Posted on August 24, 2016 .