'Israel and UK are united against terrorism'

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely sends her condolences to the victims of apparent suicide bombing in Manchester concert hall.

David Rosenberg ,

Tzipi Hotovely
Tzipi Hotovely

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely responded to the murderous attack, believed to be perpetrated by terrorists, in Manchester Monday night, saying Israel and the United Kingdom were allies in the war on terror.

The bombing, which targeted a pop music concert by singer Ariana Grande, left at least 22 people dead and 59 wounded.

“Deep sorrow on the loss of innocent young life in terrible Manchester attack,” Hotovely wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Israel with the UK in the fight against terror.”

UK police say the attack was apparently a suicide bombing, and that the investigation is treating the attack as an act of terror, though no official statement confirming it as such has yet been released.

The attack was carried out at 10:33 p.m. local time by a lone bomber, police say, though they have yet to determine whether the bomber acted alone or in conjunction with larger terror network.

Grande, whose show was the scene of the attack, wrote to fans that she was “broken” after the bombing.

“[F]rom the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. i [sic] don’t have words.” The singer cancelled the remainder of her overseas engagements.