Congratulations sent by Israeli Prime-Minister on occasion of successful operation to free hostages

According to the information provided to the RIA Novosti correspondent in the office of the head of the Israeli government, Israeli prime-minister Ariel Sharon congratulated the President, the government and the people of Russia in connection with the successful operation to liberate hostages.

According to the representative of the office, a statement of Israeli prime-minister was drafted in connection with the recent events in Moscow.

The office of the premier informed that "Ariel Sharon "congratulated the President, the government and the people of Russia in connection with the successful operation to liberate hostages which saved lives of many innocent people."