Prince William writes letter to Chief Rabbi offering support to the Jewish people in ‘traumatic time’ following Hamas terror attack on Israel, which he condemns ‘unreservedly’
- Wiliam wrote to Sir Ephraim Mirvis offering ‘solidarity’ with the Jewish people
- Hamas terrorists launched an attack on Israel last week, killing 1,400 people
Prince William has sent a letter to the Chief Rabbi offering support at a ‘traumatic time’ for the Jewish people.
The Prince of Wales wrote a letter to Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis on October 10, expressing his “solidarity” in the wake of the Hamas terror attack in Israel three days earlier.
He told Sir Ephraim, 67, who posted the letter on X, formerly Twitter, last night that it was “a truly traumatic time for the Jewish community” in Britain and condemned those attacks “unreservedly”.
Prince William also wrote that peace between the two countries “seems unattainable” but expressed hope that “in due course” talks about resolving the conflict “could come to the fore.”
Hamas terrorists launched an attack on southern Israel last week, killing 1,400 people, mostly civilians, with dozens of Israelis and citizens of other countries captured and taken to Gaza.
Prince Willem (photo during a visit to Israel in 2018) has sent a letter to the Chief Rabbi offering support in a ‘traumatic time’ for the Jewish people
The Prince of Wales wrote a letter to Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis (pictured with King Charles last week) on October 10, expressing his “solidarity” in the wake of the Hamas terror attack in Israel three days earlier.
The letter the Prince of Wales wrote to Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis
Prince William wrote: ‘I write to express my solidarity in the wake of the Hamas terrorist attack that began on Saturday.
‘As you said, this is a truly traumatic time for the Jewish community in Britain. So many will have loved ones directly affected by this terrible violence.
“I would like to add my voice to those who unreservedly condemn the attacks. My thoughts are with you all.
‘During these difficult times, I have been reflecting on my visit to the region in 2018. It was a very moving experience. I was struck by how many Israelis and Palestinians wanted one and the same thing: a better future.
“In the current circumstances, this seems unfeasible as their respective communities will be consumed by grief, anger and shock.
“I hope, however, that in time the voices calling for peace, common understanding and coexistence can once again come to the fore, so that such human suffering can become a thing of the past.”
Sir Ephraim Mirvis has now thanked Prince William for the letter.
He wrote on
Prince William touches the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on June 28, 2018
William stands on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City in Jerusalem on June 28, 2018
Charles visits the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during a royal visit on January 24, 2020
It comes after Sir Ephraim met King Charles at a private audience at Buckingham Palace last week.
Charles welcomed the Chief Rabbi to the royal residence of London on Thursday, where he met in the King’s audience chamber to discuss the horrors of the Hamas attacks.
Palace sources said Charles personally expressed his deep care and concern for the Jewish community in Britain, which is suffering from grief, fear and anxiety.
The King, 74, and Sir Ephraim are also believed to have discussed ways to support interfaith harmony in Britain in difficult and dangerous times, and the continued hope that a path to peace can be found internationally.
The Chief Rabbi later thanked Charles for his words of support for the Jewish community.
The conflict between Hamas and Israel has entered its eleventh day, with more than 4,000 people dead and more than a million people forced to leave their homes in the Gaza Strip.