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Statement From Mayor Bill de Blasio On Jerusalem Terror Attack

November 18, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio released the following statement regarding today's terror attack in Jerusalem and the increased NYPD presence at key locations in New York City:

"I am horrified and heartbroken by today's terror attack in Jerusalem, which took the innocent lives of four people. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families. New York City stands in solidarity with Israel at this difficult time, and we hope and pray for a peaceful and secure future for all of its people."

"The NYPD is in close contact with its liaison post in Israel. We have increased our police presence at synagogues and other key locations around the city. As always, we ask New Yorkers to stay alert and immediately report any suspicious activity."

READOUT OF MAYOR DE BLASIO'S CALL WITH MAYOR OF JERUSALEM

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat spoke by phone earlier this afternoon regarding today's terror attack in Jerusalem. The Mayor offered his condolences to the people of Jerusalem and the victims' families, and reiterated his and the NYPD's staunch support of the State of Israel. 

Mayor Barkat expressed his gratitude to Mayor de Blasio for his condolences and continued support, and recounted his experience in New York City during September 11, 2001. He emphasized that New York City and Jerusalem face many similar problems and threats, and must continue to work together to overcome and prevent such attacks on their people in the future. 



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