Herzog at a ceremony in memory of the victims of the massacre in Kfar Qassem: “Apologies”

President Yitzhak (Buzi) Herzog was hosted in Kfar Qassem today and attended a ceremony in memory of the victims of the massacre in Kafr Qassem, which took place 65 years ago. During his speech at the ceremony, the President apologized to the families of the dead and said: “I bow my head to the memory of the 49 dead, bow my head to you, their families, and to the residents of Kafr Qassem for generations, and ask, in my name and in the name of Israel – sorry.”

Herzog added that “killing and harming innocent people is absolutely forbidden. They must remain above all political controversy. This is our opportunity, as a public, to say no to prejudice, this is our opportunity – as a human society, to empower us as citizens and neighbors. This is not a decree. “Fate, this is a partnership of fate. This is our opportunity – to uproot discrimination and hatred. On this day, 65 years after the disaster, we will pray and hope that the memory of the victims will accompany us as a lesson and a compass, and that from the depths of pain we will grow together.

President Yitzhak Herzog at a ceremony in Kfar Qassem (Photo: without credit)

“I extend a supportive and embracing hand to you, and carry a prayer from the bottom of my heart that the merciful and nerdy God will be by your side. Honorable, history shows that the power of a country is also tested in its ability to look directly at past events. But, my brothers and sisters, the past Most of our present and future here in the State of Israel.The deep wound that opened up here, in this place, 65 years ago, is a wound of the whole of Israeli society – Jews and Arabs alike. And will continue to be taught from generation to generation. “

The president also said in his speech that he supports the idea of ​​a massacre in Kfar Qassem in the education system throughout Israel. Herzog continued.

This year’s ceremony was also attended by Omar Bar-Lev, Nachman Shai, Issawi Frij, Mansour Abbas, Walid Taha, Yair Golan, Michal Rosin, Jida Rinawi Zoabi, Ali Sallah, Gabi Lasky. Earlier today, another ceremony was held, with the participation of Knesset members from the joint list.

Minister Farage, a resident of Kafr Qassem, said in his speech: “Thank you very much to President Yitzhak Herzog for the important things he said. There has never been such a prominent presence of public figures, ministers, MKs and heads of authorities at the massacre memorial event. To work together so that the government of change will bring about a real change in the relations of Arab Jews in Israel. “

“Public courage is to face the lessons of the past. Israel’s power will increase if it looks at it and redresses the historical injustice done to its citizens. Kafr Qassem is not a symbol for the victims, but a symbol for those who look to the future.” Added.

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