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Israeli PM Netanyahu on New York City Terror Attack: ‘Together We Will Defeat This Scourge’

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Emergency responders at the scene of Tuesday’s truck-ramming terror attack in New York City. Photo: Screenshot.

Top Israeli leaders have issued solidarity statements following the Tuesday’s truck-ramming attack in New York City in which eight people were killed.

“To President [Donald] Trump, Governor [Andrew] Cuomo and Mayor [Bill] de Blasio: We stand with our friends in New York and all Americans following yet another horrible Islamist terror attack,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “We pray for the victims and their families. Together we will defeat this scourge.”

During a CNN interview on Wednesday, Cuomo noted he had spoken with Netanyahu by telephone after the attack.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin declared, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of New York. Israel and the USA stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against terror.”

The Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC expressed a similar sentiment.

The Jewish state’s UN envoy, Danny Danon, said in a message to his American counterpart, Nikki Haley, “Just as the US has always stood by our side in our times of need, Israel will always stand with America in the fight against terror. We send our condolences to the families of those killed and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.”

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