Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations expressed his condolences Tuesday evening to U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley following the deadly terror attack in New York City that left eight people dead and 11 more injured.
“Just as the US has always stood by our side in our times of need, Israel will always stand with America in the fight against terror. We send our condolences to the families of those killed and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.”
Sayfullo Saipov, 29, was identified by New York City law enforcement officials as the suspected terrorist taken into custody following a wild drive with a rented white Home Depot truck down a bike path on the West Side Highway.
Numerous victims told police they believed at first the horrifying attack was a “Halloween prank.”
Four of those who were injured were riding in a school bus that was rammed by the radical Islamic terrorist near Stuyvesant High School. Two were staff members at the school; two were students. All four were physically challenged; all were hurt in the attack, but survived. One of the injured was a New York City police officer.