Israel shows solidarity with UK in wake of terror attack

Israeli politicians expressed their condolences after the terror attack, which was similar in nature to many attacks carried out in Israel over the last few years.


The Union Jack was projected onto the side of Tel Aviv city hall last night, as Israel and a number of other countries lit up monuments to show solidarity with the UK after yesterday’s attack in London.

The Mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, confirmed that the move had been taken “to show solidarity with the city of London and my colleague [Mayor of London] Sadiq Khan.”

Israel's ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, said that his thoughts were "with families of the victims & all Londoners.

"An attack at the heart of British democracy is an attack on all free peoples."

Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely, spoke of Israel’s “deep shock at the terrorist attack in London today and its solidarity with the victims and people and government of Great Britain.

“Terrorism is terrorism wherever it occurs, and we will fight it relentlessly,” she continued.

Meanwhile, Israel’s envoy to the United Nations, Danny Danon, said that he sent “condolences and… a speedy recovery to all those injured.”

He also said that Israel “stands as one with the British people as we all work together to defeat the scourge of terrorism.”

Similar sentiments were espoused by Reuven Rivlin, the President of Israel, who tweeted that “our thoughts are with the people of #London. Terror is a threat to us all and we must stand united against it.”

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, is yet to make a statement about the attacks; as of this morning he had landed back in Israel after a state visit to China.

Over the last two years Israel has suffered a wave of attacks similar to the one that took place in London yesterday, with Palestinian attackers, mostly in Jerusalem, ramming pedestrians and attempting to knife soldiers, policemen and civilians. 

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