Israeli-Latvian citizen killed in Hamas attack

  • 2023-10-16
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - An Israeli-Latvian citizen has been killed in an attack by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas on Israel, the Latvian Foreign Ministry confirmed.

The woman had been living in Israel for a long time and was killed at the music festival attacked by Hamas on October 7, Foreign Ministry's press secretary Diana Eglite said in an interview with commercial TV3 television.

According to Latvian Foreign Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity), the ministry received news from the family that she died in an attack on Israel. The Latvian authorities are in contact with the Israeli authorities about the case.

"My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones," said Karins. Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics and Prime Minister, Evika Silina (New Unity) have also expressed their condolences to the family of the deceased.

Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, killing around 1,300 people and taking around 150 hostages. Israel responded with a declaration of war against Hamas, followed by air strikes on the Gaza Strip, killing at least 2,670 Palestinians and injuring around 10,000 others.

Some 1,500 Palestinian militants have been eliminated in fighting with terrorists on Israeli territory, according to the Israeli army, which has lost some 300 soldiers.