WORLD Israel condemns deadly attack in New York


Israel condemns deadly attack in New York


21:55, November 01, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the deadly terror attack in New York City (NYC) in a message on his Twitter account on November 1.

"We stand with our friends in New York and all Americans following yet another horrible Islamist terror attack," Netanyahu wrote in a tweet addressed to US President Donald Trump, Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, and Mayor of NYC Bill de Blasio.

Netanyahu offered condolences to the families of the victims of the attack, which claimed the lives of eight people. "We pray for the victims and their families. Together we will defeat this scourge," Netanyahu said, referring to terror attacks by Muslim assailants.

A man driving a rental truck struck and killed eight people and injured more than dozens of others on a jogging and bike path on October 31 afternoon. De Blasio said the incident was "an act of terror."

The sprawling crime scene runs about 10 blocks along the West Side Highway, a few blocks away from One World Trade in lower Manhattan, the downtown NYC.

A suspect is in custody and was identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov from Tampa, the US state of Florida, reports said. 

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