The PtD expressed its undivided support, as well as that of the entire Greek people, to the families of the Israeli hostages and wished for their people’s return as soon as possible
With feelings of solidarity and emotion, the President of the Republic, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, welcomed at the Presidential Palace Galia and Eli David, mother and brother of 22-year-old Eviatar David, as well as Orit and Aviram Meir, mother and uncle of Almog Meir, who are being held hostage by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Mrs. Sakellaropoulou expressed her undivided support, as well as that of the entire Greek people, to the families of the Israeli hostages and wished for the return of their people as soon as possible and for peace to prevail in the region.
As he said, the hostage-taking of hundreds of people, including young children, women and the elderly, is a trauma to the collective conscience of humanity and constitutes one of the most serious war crimes, for which the perpetrators should face the consequences.
He also emphasized that human life has value regardless of color, race or religion and added that what is important is to immediately and unconditionally release all hostages.
He also noted that international pressure should be intensified on Hamas to allow the abductees to communicate and of course their safe return to their families and homes and underlined that Greece unreservedly supports every diplomatic effort in this direction.
The President of the Republic spoke with Almog Meir’s mother, who, particularly moved, spoke about the hostage situation and the last communication with her son, unable to hold back her tears and expressing the drama of families and relatives who are unaware the fate of their people.
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