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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 14:34
 The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece joins the national mourning for the fires that burnt to the ground the areas of Marathon and Rafina in the region of Attica and expresses the deepest grief and the all hearted solidarity of the Greek Jewry to the relatives of the victims and to the wounded.

We hope that this unspeakable tragedy that left behind so many losses and uncountable damages, comes to an end and that the suffering people are healthy and strong to cope with this devastating disaster.

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) in its announcement of July 25, 2018,  stated: “The European Jewish Congress stands in solidarity with Greece following the devastating wildfires that have raged across the Attica region and have tragically taken the lives of more than 70 people. On behalf of 42 national Jewish communities in Europe, we mourn this tragic loss of life and extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Greek people and we send our encouragement to those bravely engaged in search and rescue efforts”.

The CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC)David Harris, through a twitter post, stated: “AJC is supporting the relief efforts to help Greece. I urge others to do the same. So many lives have been lost due to fires. So many families are suffering. So many homes have been destroyed. Let’s do what we can to assist our Greek friends”.

The President of the Knesset Parliamentary Group of Friendship between Israel and Greece, Knesset Member Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin, in her message to the President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece David Saltiel, stated: “My Friend David our hearts are with the Greek people at this terrible time”.

Solidarity towards Greece was expressed by many world leaders and heads of State among whom the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin who sent a message to the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Athens, July 25th, 2018


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