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Jewish State ‘Stands as One With the British People’ in Fight Against Terrorism, Top Israeli Official Says Following London Attack

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The British Parliament building and Westminister Bridge, the scene of Wednesday’s ramming and stabbing attack. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel “stands as one with the British people as we all work together to defeat the scourge of terrorism,” the Jewish state’s UN envoy Danny Danon declared on Wednesday, following the ramming and stabbing attack outside the UK Parliament building in central London in which at least three people were killed and around 40 others were wounded.

“We send our condolences and wish a speedy recovery to all those injured,” Danon stated.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said in a statement, “Israel expresses its deep shock at the terror attack in London today and its solidarity with the victims and with the people and government of Great Britain. Terror is terror wherever it occurs and we will fight it relentlessly.”

President Reuven Rivlin tweeted, “Our thoughts are with the people of London. Terror is a threat to us all and we must stand united against it.”

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who wrapped up his multi-day trip to China on Wednesday, did not issue an immediate statement, as he was aboard a flight back to Israel as the news of the attack — in which the assailant was shot dead by police — broke.

Israeli Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog — whose father Chaim Herzog served in the British Army during World War II before going on to become the president of Israel later in his life — tweeted, “My thoughts are with the British people, following the terrible events at Westminster today. I wish a speedy recovery to all those injured.”

Wednesday’s attack in London appeared to be part of an ongoing trend — previously reported on by The Algemeiner — of Islamist jihadis around the world mimicking tactics used by Palestinian terrorists against Israelis.

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