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Israel Expresses Solidarity with Finland After Country’s First Islamic Terror Attack

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The scene after last Friday’s Islamic terror attack in Turku, Finland. Photo: YouTube screenshot. – The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity with the Finnish people on Monday, several days after the European nation experienced what has been recorded as its first deadly Islamic terror attack.

“The Israeli government expresses its shock and strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the city of Turku last Friday,” the Israeli ministry said.

In the attack, an 18-year-old Moroccan man, Abderrahman Mechkah, fatally stabbed two women and wounded eight others before police shot and injured him. Finnish authorities are treating the incident as an act of terrorism.

The jihadist attack in Finland resembled Palestinian terror attacks that have been frequently carried out against Israelis, often involving stabbings, car-rammings and shootings.

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