Tel Aviv city hall lit up with American flag

City of Tel Aviv lights up city hall in red, white and blue, in solidarity with the United States following the Las Vegas massacre.

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Tel Aviv city hall lit up with the American flag
Tel Aviv city hall lit up with the American flag
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The city of Tel Aviv on Monday evening lit up its city hall in red, white and blue, in solidarity with the United States following the massacre in Las Vegas, in which 59 people were murdered and more than 500 wounded.

The building has in the past been illuminated with the flags of other countries following terrorist attacks. In August, city hall was lit with the colors of the Spanish flag following the terrorist attack in Barcelona.

In May the building was lit with the colors of the Egyptian flag following a shooting attack targeting Coptic Christians in Cairo.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu earlier on Monday offered his condolences to the American people following the Las Vegas massacre.

"On this terrible day, the people of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the American people in mourning and sorrow," Netanyahu tweeted.

"Our hearts go out to the victims' families and we wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. We grieve with you," he added.

President Reuven Rivlin also expressed his condolences in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Rivlin wrote to Trump: "The people of Israel and I send you, the festival participants, the citizens of Las Vegas, and all the citizens of the United States, our deep condolences in the wake of this shocking attack that claimed the lives of so many innocents and led to the injury of many others."

The President stressed: "We stand by you in mourning for the terrible loss of life in this senseless attack on people who have gathered together in joy to listen to music."

In addition, the President asked President Trump "to convey our sincere condolences to the bereaved families and to give our prayers for the speedy recovery of the wounded."








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