Israeli Tourists Found Safe After Las Vegas Massacre
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 issued a statement of solidarity with Americans.
“On this terrible day, the people of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the American people in mourning and sorrow. Our hearts go out to the victims’ families and we wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. We grieve with you.”
Tel Aviv City Hall lit up its rectangular-shaped building in the shape of an American flag using red, white and blue lights.