Paris City Hall projects Israeli flag after terror attack
search
Je suis JerusalemJe suis Jerusalem

Paris City Hall projects Israeli flag after terror attack

Solidarity initiative comes after truck-ramming kills four soldiers on Sunday in Jerusalem

French CRS anti-riot police officers patrol as the Israeli flag is projected onto the facade of the Hotel de Ville in Paris on the night of January 10, 2017, in tribute to the victims of an attack in Jerusalem on January 8.(AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT)
French CRS anti-riot police officers patrol as the Israeli flag is projected onto the facade of the Hotel de Ville in Paris on the night of January 10, 2017, in tribute to the victims of an attack in Jerusalem on January 8.(AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT)

An image of the Israeli flag was projected on Paris City Hall to show solidarity with the victims of a terrorist attack in Jerusalem.

Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced the initiative Tuesday following expressions of solidarity in Berlin, where the Israeli flag was projected on the Brandenburg Gate, and Rotterdam, which flew the Israeli flag at half mast on its City Hall.

In the attack Sunday, a Palestinian terrorist plowed his truck through a crowd of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four and wounding at least 15 others. Similar attacks occurred in July in Nice, France, and last month in Berlin.

“Tonight at 7.30 p.m., the Hotel de Ville of Paris will be illuminated with the colors of Israel in a tribute to the victims of the attack in Jerusalem,” Hidalgo wrote Tuesday on Twitter.

A woman strikes a pose in front of the Brandenburg Gate with the Israeli flag projected onto in Berlin, on January 9, 2017 to pay tribute to the victims of the ramming attack in Jerusalem. (AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN)
A woman strikes a pose in front of the Brandenburg Gate with the Israeli flag projected onto in Berlin, on January 9, 2017 to pay tribute to the victims of the ramming attack in Jerusalem. (AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN)

The American Jewish Committee’s Paris office thanked Hidalgo, a liberal politician from the ruling Socialist Party, calling the initiative on Twitter “a gesture of solidarity against terrorism.”

French CRS anti-riot police officers patrol as the Israeli flag is projected onto the facade of the Hotel de Ville in Paris on the night of January 10, 2017, in tribute to the victims of an attack in Jerusalem on January 8.( AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT)
French CRS anti-riot police officers patrol as the Israeli flag is projected onto the facade of the Hotel de Ville in Paris on the night of January 10, 2017, in tribute to the victims of an attack in Jerusalem on January 8.( AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT)
read more:
comments