Israel, no stranger to terrorist attacks, is standing in solidarity with England after this week's horrific suicide bombing attack at a Manchester concert venue. The Jerusalem Post reports that Tel Aviv's municipality lit up with the Union Jack to show its support for the English people and to stand against terror:
The Tel Aviv Municipality illuminated the facade of its building on Tuesday night in the colors of the UK's Union Jack flag in a show of solidarity with the British city of Manchester after a suicide bombing killed 22 people at a concert there.
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai expressed his condolences to the victims of Monday night's attack that occurred at the Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande.
"A sad morning here in Tel Aviv as our hearts go out to the people of Manchester. Tonight we will light the Municipality with Union Jack," the mayor said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu relayed his sympathies to the casualties and their relatives and condemned terrorism.
"The Israeli government strongly condemns the terrible terror attack in Manchester," Netanyahu said in a statement.
"I send condolences to the families of the murdered and wish the wounded a speedy recovery," he continued. "Terrorism is a global threat and enlightened countries must work together to defeat it everywhere..."