Rally in solidarity with France set for Tel Aviv's Rabin Square

Netanyahu and Abbas both condemn the attacks.

November 14, 2015 15:15
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Rescue service personnel working outside a restaurant following shooting incidents in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. (photo credit: REUTERS)

A demonstration in solidarity with the people of France, following the terror attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of over 120 people, was set to take place in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening. 

The gathering, organized by the Embassy of France in Israel, was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the presence of the
French Ambassador to Israel Patrick Maisonnave.

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The Prime Minister's Office called for bolstered security at Israel's embassy in Paris along with Jewish institutions after the string of attacks late Friday.  

The PMO instructed the Foreign Ministry to contact security authorities in France in order to carry out the measures. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks in Paris, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

"Israel stands shoulder to shoulder with French President Francois Hollande and the French people in the common war against terrorism,"

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday also condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed at least 120 people in different sites around the city.

"We condemn the terrorist #ParisAttacks and we extebd [sic.] our sympathy and solidarity with the French people and government," read a tweet from the PLO's Twitter account.

Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority Chief Negotiator who is also a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee said that the Palestinian people stand shoulder to shoulder with the French people and leadership.

"We tell you we are with you and we stand with you and in this fight, in this just fight, against terrorism. Justice, freedom, liberty is the cause and values of France and it is justice, freedom and liberty that the Palestinians seeking to achieve," Erekat said.

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