No Rwandans killed or kidnapped by Hamas, says Israel Ambassador

By Esther Muhozi
On 12 October 2023 at 10:08

The Ambassador of Israel to Rwanda, Einat Weiss has revealed that no Rwandan has been killed or kidnapped during the ongoing fight between her country and Hamas militant group. She conveyed this message during a press conference held in Kigali, where she provided an update on the current situation in Israel.

Weiss clarified that she had been in contact with the Rwandan envoy to Israel, Ambassador James Gatera, who confirmed the safety of all 250 Rwandans in Israel.

Since the emergence of hostilities on October 7th, numerous lives have been lost, innocent individuals have been abducted, and a nation has been plunged into mourning. Over 1,200 people have tragically lost their lives, while more than a hundred have been taken hostage, all of which the world has witnessed with disbelief.

The attack, originating from Israel’s southern borders, has laid bare the vulnerability of the neighboring villages.

The victims of this horrifying act of terrorism represented a diverse group from various corners of the world. Among them was a group of youth who had gathered in Israel to celebrate the values of peace, hope, and faith, but they met a brutal end. They were subjected to unspeakable acts of violence, including burning, slaughter, and rape.

The perpetrators of this heinous crime have been identified as HAMAS, a militant organization notorious for its ruthless actions, hailing from Palestine.

The Ambassador of Israel in Rwanda has suggested that Iran has been providing support to this ’terrorist organization’ over an extended period, perpetuating such horrific acts. The evidence reveals a deep-rooted threat that not only endangers Israel but also extends its menace to the entire world.

The brutality displayed by these assailants knew no bounds, as they killed indiscriminately, sparing neither infants nor the elderly. Families were obliterated in an instant, and some bodies are still being discovered.

An individual who was volunteering in Rwanda, working on seeds, was also taken hostage and transported to GAZA in Palestine.

Hamas militants have been responsible for the deaths of people from diverse backgrounds, including those from the United States, Germany, Thailand, and Africa.

In the wake of these tragic events, the Israel Ambassador to Rwanda, deeply moved by the circumstances, called upon the global community to stand in solidarity with Israel during this trying time. She urged nations around the world to remain vigilant and prepared to protect their citizens from such senseless acts of violence.

Amid the darkness, she expressed her gratitude towards the Government of Rwanda and Rwandans worldwide for their unwavering support throughout the five-day ordeal, and to the global community at large.

The events of October 7th serve as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of our world, where evil can strike when least expected. It’s a call to action for nations worldwide to unite in the face of terrorism, work tirelessly to prevent such atrocities, and ensure that the values of peace, hope, and faith remain unwavering in the face of adversity.

The Israel Ambassador to Rwanda, Einat Weiss has called upon the global community to stand in solidarity with Israel during this trying time.