PM addresses terror attacks in Paris while thousands show solidarity with France at Rabin Square, Tel Aviv
Thousands are gathering at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in solidarity with France following terror attacks in Paris in which 128 were killed. The Tel Aviv Municipality lit its building with the French flag at the exit of the Sabbath Saturday evening.
Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke at a press conference Saturday evening where he stated, “I extend our deepest sympathies to those in France and the families of those who were wounded and killed in this tragedy” reiterating that, “Israel stands shoulder to shoulder with France in the battle against radical Islam. I call on the world- this is the time to come together against radical Islamic terror. Terrorism is the deliberate and systematic targeting of civilians, and it can never be justified. Islam wants to destroy our values of Western democracy… An attack on any one of us is an attack on all of us, and must be condemned with unwavering determination.”
The attacks in Paris occurred just hours after two were shot and killed while driving near the West Bank settlement of Otniel. The father, 40, and son, 16, were killed and the wife and three daughters injured from the car crashing. The IDF and Israel’s internal security forces are searching for the perpetrators.