The sun had barely set on the British Union Jack illuminations on the Tel Aviv City Hall when the Mayor of Tel Aviv had to switch to showing the Egyptian flag:
— Mayor of Tel Aviv (@MayorOfTelAviv) May 27, 2017
This follows an absolutely atrocious attack on utterly innocent Coptic Christians in Egypt including many children. The attack has been claimed, of course, by ISIS.
As many as 10 attackers in 3 SUVs stormed the bus dressed in military uniforms and wearing masks, before demanding that the passengers recite the Muslim profession of faith, according to witnesses. Then, the gunmen opened fire. Some 22 people were wounded.
Only three children survived the attack, the Copts United news portal reported. The victims were on their way to visit a monastery to pray.
Survivors claimed the killers left behind flyers about the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which begins Friday evening.
The Tel Aviv Town Hall had only just been illuminated with the Union Jack following the murderous bombing in Manchester.
— Mayor of Tel Aviv (@MayorOfTelAviv) May 23, 2017
As I write this piece these two tweets from the Mayor of Tel Aviv follow one after the other.