Two Israelis still missing in Barcelona

Foreign Ministry reaches out to Israelis currently in Barcelona, two Israelis still unreachable.

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Van which crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona
Van which crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona
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Two Israeli citizens have not yet contacted the the Israeli Embassy in Madrid following the terror attack on Thursday night in Barcelona.

Foureen people were killed and over 100 were injured when a terrorist rammed into crowds on Barcelona's Las Ramblas and in the attempted terror attack in Cambris. Barcelona police arrested two suspects involved in the first attack and killed five more during the second.

Israel's Foreign Ministry has been working to establish contact with all Israelis visiting the Barcelona area. So far, no one has been reported injured or killed.

Israeli Consul in Madrid Itzik Arzuan traveled with two staff members to Barcelona in order to provide aid to Israeli citizens if a need arose.

According to Spain's police, no Israelis have been killed. However, three of the dead are foreigners, including a Belgian citizen and an Italian citizen. Among the wounded are a French citizen, a Dutch citizen, an Australian, and a Venezuelan.

On Thursday, Israeli Ambassador to Spain Daniel Kutner told Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that "until now, from all the reports we have received, no Israelis have been wounded. We have received information from the Catalonia police and some of the larger hospitals to which victims were transferred."

"We have not yet succeeded in contacting some Israelis, and we hope they will not be among the casualties, but it is too early to say anything for certain... Every year, between 300,000 and 350,000 Israelis visit Spain, most of them arriving via Barcelona. The scene of the terror attack is one of the city's busiest and most popular tourist spots, so it's not unusual that we have so many people who have not yet contacted us. We hope we will find them.

"Spain has been dealing with severe jihadist terror for a while... Every week, suspected terrorists are arrested. I think we can say that Spain has internalized how serious the threat of terror is, and has worked determinedly to fight terror for quite some time."








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