Photo: Motti Kimchi

'Nothing to justify terror'

Netanyahu offers aid to France after bloody attack in Paris; landmark buildings in Israel light up red, white, blue in solidarity.

Israel's security forces have been ordered to aid France in any way possible after a series of simultaneous attacks in Paris killed 129, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening.



Even as the prime minister spoke to journalists on the unprecedented attack in France, Tel Aviv's municipality was lit up in red, white and blue as hundreds gathered in solidarity and the French Ambassador gave a short speech.



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"There is nothing that can justify terror," said the prime minister. "Innocents in Paris, like those in London, Madrid and Mumbai - Buenos Aires and Jerusalem - they aren't the cause of terror, they are the victims of terror."


Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. (Photo: Motti Kimchi)


Additional Israeli institutions showed their solidarity with Paris with special light displays. The Knesset was lit up red, white and blue, as was a bridge at the entrance to Petah Tikvah.


The Old City walls of Jerusalem were also due to be lit up in the French colors starting at midnight.


The Knesset. (Photo: Knesset Spokesperson)
The Knesset. (Photo: Knesset Spokesperson)


President Reuven Rivlin also released a statement regarding the attack saying, “Terrorism strikes indiscriminately, striking and killing the innocent.


"We, citizens of the free world, in the face of this threat, we stand united in our struggle against those who seek to kill and maim, and to use violence and destruction."


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