Solidarity between enemy countries: Tel Aviv’s city hall lit up with the Lebanese flag
Tel Aviv‘s city hall lit up tonight with the Lebanese flag in solidarity with the Lebanese people following the massive explosion that rocked Beirut killing more than 100 people and injuring 4,000 others.
“Tonight, we will be lighting up the Municipality with the Lebanese flag. Humanity comes before any conflict, and our hearts are with the people of Lebanon following the terrible disaster that has fallen upon them,” Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai tweeted.
Earlier today, PM Netanyahu sent condolences to the people of Lebanon and offered the Lebanese government humanitarian aid following the explosion that killed at least 113 people and injured 4,000 others.
“I send, on behalf of the Israeli government, condolences to the people of Lebanon. Yesterday, a huge tragedy took place in Beirut. We are prepared to extend humanitarian aid, as humans should to one another,” Netanyahu said.
PM Netanyahu mentioned that Israel has offered aid to Syrians and even to Iran.
“This is how our country behaves,” he added.
Through diplomatic channels and officials, Israel has offered the Lebanese government humanitarian assistance, including equipment and to treat some of the wounded in Israel.
The European Union is sending around 100 firefighters and other material specialized in search and rescue.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for an emergency cabinet meeting and declared a two-week state of emergency.
The Lebanese government announced it would be placing all those it held responsible for the port of Beirut under house arrest while their investigation continues.
In 2018, PM Netanyahu exposed three sites in Beirut that were being used by the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group to hide underground precision missile production facilities, including the Beirut international airport and the port of Beirut.
“Hezbollah is using the innocent people of Beirut as human shields,” PM Netanyahu said at the time, showing a picture of a missile site underneath a soccer stadium.