Rinkevics in telephone conversation with Israeli president confirms Latvia's solidarity with people of Israel

  • 2023-10-09
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics in a telephone conversation with Israeli President Isaac Herzog today confirmed Latvia's solidarity with the people of Israel.

Rinkevics expressed his condolences to the victims of the terror attacks and their families, and strongly condemned the inhuman terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians, as Rinkevics' advisor Martins Dregeris informed LETA.

Rinkevics pointed out Israel's right to self-defense and underlined Latvia's unwavering support for Israel in its fight against terrorists. At the same time, he emphasized that Latvia would work actively to ensure the European Union's steadfast support for Israel.

As reported, Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists launched an incursion into Israel on Saturday morning, killing at least 700 Israelis. The vast majority of the victims are civilians, only 44 are soldiers.

Palestinian terrorists have also said that they have taken more than 130 hostages to the Gaza Strip. These include both military personnel and civilians, including women, children and the elderly.

The Israeli authorities said that 400 militants had been eliminated in the country so far, while dozens had been captured.