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Tel Aviv city hall lights up in solidarity with Egypt

The facade of the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality building wore red, white, black and golden hues on Saturday night as it was lit up in solidarity with Egypt, which suffered a lethal terror attack on Friday. 

The municipality building, situated in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, donned the colours of the Egyptian flag in an official expression of Israel's support of its southern neighbour, as Egypt continues to reel from the attack that claimed the lives of at least 29 Coptic Christians, including ten children. 

In the attack, an estimated 10 masked perpetrators driving up in three SUVs stormed a bus outside of Cairo that was reportedly carrying a group of people en route to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital. The gunmen, who were dressed in military garb, demanded that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith and then opened fire, according to the Wall Street Journal

Friday's attack was the fourth in a series of attacks that targeted the Christian Coptic community since December. It happened on the eve of the start of Ramadan, a Muslim holy month of fasting that commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammed according to Islamic faith. 

 Click here to read the full article in Jerusalem Post

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