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Tel Aviv City Hall lights up in solidarity with Spain

Iconic building shows yellow and red after deadly Barcelona attack, joining other landmarks

The Tel Aviv city hall seen lit up to depict the Spanish flag, in solidarity with Spain, on August 17, 2017. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
The Tel Aviv city hall seen lit up to depict the Spanish flag, in solidarity with Spain, on August 17, 2017. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Tel Aviv’s City Hall lit up in red and yellow on Thursday night in solidarity with Spain after a deadly terror attack in Barcelona, joining other landmarks around the world.

The wide facade of the iconic Tel Aviv building displayed lights depicting the Spanish flag for several hours overnight.

The municipality building’s lights are often used to show solidarity with different causes or following terror attacks around the world.

“Israel condemns the terrorist attack in Barcelona. On behalf of the citizens of Israel, I send condolences to families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.

Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, when a white van veered onto a promenade and barreled down the busy walkway in central Barcelona on Thursday, swerving back and forth as it mowed down pedestrians and turned a picturesque tourist destination into a bloody killing zone.

The lights of One World Trade Center are lit in the colors of the Spanish flag to honor the victims of the Barcelona terror attack on August 17, 2017 in New York. (AFP/Bryan R. Smith)
The lights of One World Trade Center are lit in the colors of the Spanish flag to honor the victims of the Barcelona terror attack on August 17, 2017 in New York. (AFP/Bryan R. Smith)

Hours later, an Audi rammed into pedestrians in the seaside town of Cambrils, some 120 kilometers away. The attacks were thought to be linked.

In New York City, One World Trade Center’s spire also lit up in red and yellow in solidarity with Barcelona.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, my heart goes out to the victims of the apparent terrorist attack in Barcelona and their loved ones,” Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote on Twitter.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris went dark 15 minutes early on Friday morning in remembrance of the victims of the Barcelona attack.

President Emmanuel Macron voiced “France’s solidarity” with Spanish citizens following what he called “a tragic attack.”

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said: “Parisians are at your side. Barcelona and Paris are cities that share love and tolerance. Our values are much stronger than this heinous and cowardly act of terrorism.”

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