Rivlin: Holocaust Horrors Compel Israel to Aid Gassed Syrians

Embed from Getty Images

PM Netanyahu was not the only Israeli leader to condemn yesterday’s gas attacks in neighboring Syria. President Reuven Rivlin also spoke out against what he called a “stain on all humanity.” The Times of Israel’s Raphael Ahren reports that Rivlin also warned that the Jewish people “know all too well how dangerous silence can be, and we cannot remain mute”:

Recalling the Holocaust, President Reuven Rivlin said on Tuesday evening that Israel cannot remain indifferent to the gassing of Syrian civilians, and offered to help survivors of the civil war there.

“We, as a people who survived the greatest of atrocities and rose from the ashes to be a strong and secure nation, we will do all we can to continue to aid the survivors of the horrors in Syria,” the president said in a statement. “We know all too well how dangerous silence can be, and we cannot remain mute.”

Earlier on Tuesday, reports surfaced of an aerial attack with chemical weapons, apparently carried out by the Syrian regime, on the northern city of Idlib, which killed scores of civilians, among them many children.

Footage of people and children choking on what appears to be sarin gas prompted outrage across the globe. Israeli leaders from across the political spectrum condemned the attack and called on the international community to act.

“The pictures we are seeing today from Syria and the reports of the massacre of children, of civilians, with chemical weapons, is a stain on all humanity,” Rivlin said in his statement. “The international community in its entirety must come together to bring an end to this murderous madness, and ensure that such scenes will never be repeated anywhere…”

Tags: Israel Syria

More From Stand For Israel

Stand For Israel

A Miracle: Gaza Missile Barely Misses Israeli Students

If the rocket that hit a southern Israeli religious school had landed a few meters over or a few minutes earlier, the devastation could have been catastrophic.

Stand For Israel

Photo Friday: Continue Wholeheartedly in Your Way

Female trainees in the Israeli Navy march in the Holy Land, servants of our Heavenly Father.

Stand For Israel

Israeli Air Force Strikes Terror Targets in Gaza

The Israeli Air Force struck terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning in response to a missile being launched into southern Israel.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay informed about issues affecting Israel, the Jewish people, Jewish-Christian relations, receive daily devotionals, and more.