No indication of terrorist attack at Rainbow Bridge, New York governor says
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul held a news conference Wednesday following a vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls that forced the closure of four U.S.-Canada border crossings. There is no indication of a terrorist attack at the time, Hochul said.
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When asked by journalists, Shireen Halil, a Palestinian and Christian woman from Bethlehem, reiterated that they met with the Holy Father to “ask for peace and justice” and not to “manipulate the pope’s words.”
Halil noted that at the beginning of the audience they felt “astonished” by the amount of information the Holy Father knew about the conflict.
Mohammed Halalo, who lives in Belgium, said that just a few days ago a bomb from an Israeli air strike fell on the building where his relatives lived. “My entire family has lost their lives in an instant,” he lamented.
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