City Hall in Tel Aviv and the Old City walls in Jerusalem were lit up in red, white and blue yesterday evening in solidarity with France, after a series of terror attacks in Paris on Friday night left 129 people dead, and 352 wounded.
In Tel Aviv, more than 2,500 Israelis gathered at a rally in Rabin Square to express their sympathy with the people of France, some of them waving banners which read: “Tel Aviv stands with Paris.”
Speakers at the event included former Israeli president Shimon Peres, Israel’s Interior Minister Silvan Shalom, Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog, and French ambassador Patrick Maisonnave.
At the event, Massonnave told the crowd: “Thank you for your presence. It is a vivid testimony to the fact that France is not alone in this struggle.”