Israelis missing in wake of Las Vegas attack accounted for


JERUSALEM (JTA) — All Israelis in Las Vegas have been located and none were injured the shooting attack on a country music festival that killed 58 and injured more than 500.

On Monday the Foreign Ministry had said that up to eighteen Israelis were unaccounted for and considered missing. Some 7,000 Israelis live in Las Vegas, Avner Saban, Israel’s consul general in Los Angeles, told the Israeli news website Walla. He had traveled to Las Vegas to oversee efforts to reach the Israelis considered missing.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon told The Times of Israel on Tuesday morning that Saban and other embassy staff had reached out to Israelis living in Las Vegas and that all were accounted for.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday issued a statement of solidarity with the United States: “Las Vegas and the American people experienced a day of horror; the hearts of the people of Israel go out to the scores of innocent people murdered in cold blood. Our hearts go out also to the hundreds who are wounded; we pray for their speedy recovery. The people of Israel stand with the people of America this time and anytime, but especially in this time. We will overcome, together.”

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President Reuven Rivlin in a letter to President Donald Trump expressed condolences to the families of the dead and wished for complete recoveries to the injured.  “We stand with you as you mourn the terrible loss of life and injury following this senseless attack on people who had merely gathered together to listen to music,” Rivlin wrote.

Tel Aviv City Hall lit up its rectangular-shaped building in the shape of an American flag using red, white and blue lights.

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