Tel Aviv shows solidarity with Barcelona

Tel Aviv municipal building lit with the colors of the Spanish flag following Barcelona van attack.

Ben Ariel,

Tel Aviv municipality building lit to depict Spanish flag
Tel Aviv municipality building lit to depict Spanish flag
Miriam Alster/Flash 90

The city of Tel Aviv on Thursday night showed solidarity with Spain following the terrorist attack in Barcelona, lighting the municipality’s building, located at Rabin Square, with the colors of the Spanish flag.

The building has in the past been illuminated with the flags of other countries following previous terrorist attacks, most recently in May, when the building was lit with the colors of the Egyptian flag following a shooting attack against Coptic Christians in Cairo.

At least 13 people were killed and 100 injured in Thursday’s attack at the busy Las Ramblas avenue. Authorities believe the death toll could rise.

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the attack, but have not yet caught the driver of the vehicle, who is believed to have fled on foot.

The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack, through its Amaq news agency.




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