Netanyahu offers solidarity in Chattanooga shooting’s aftermath

Cnaan Liphshiz

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel “stands in solidarity with the United States” after the attack on army personnel in Tennessee.

“On behalf of the people and government of Israel, I extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wish a speedy and full recovery to the wounded,” said Friday in a statement.

A gunman on Thursday killed four Marines and injured three other people in Chattanooga.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Ed Reinhold told local media Thursday that there was nothing yet tying suspected shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who died in unclear circumstances during the attack, to a terrorist organization, but he emphasized it’s still very early in the investigation.

One of the casualties of the attack was a Chattanooga police officer identified as Dennis Pedigo. He suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and was recovering at a Chattanooga Hospital, reported.

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