“Bring them back home!” MPs across the House showed their support for Israel as they posed together for a photo, each holding a likeness of one of the abductees. The terrorist movement Hamas kidnapped over 240 prisoners from 30 countries to Gaza. So far, four have been released and one soldier was able to be freed by the army.
Over 30 MPs from different parties are standing in the joint photo, each of them holding a portrait of the abductees. The photo shows the Minister of Defense Jana Černochová (ODS), the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Markéta Pekarová Adamová, as well as the chairman of the People’s Party parliamentary club Jan Bartošek and the opposition MP Patrik Nacher (ANO).
In the photo, in addition to the poster with the kidnapped person, he is also holding the family tree of his family. “In the photo I am holding the tree of life of my family, except for the grandmother and grandfather, the whole family died in the war,” said Patrik Nacher for the Echo24 newspaper. He also stated that this is an important symbol of support at the time of the unprecedented attack on Israel.
“It’s the right step, whether you’re from the opposition or the coalition,” said Nacher. “It is a symbol pointing out the biggest act against Israel since the Holocaust,” he said. He pointed out that a large number of people, including women and children, died in the attack.
The initiative, which, in addition to the coalition, was joined by, for example, opposition MPs such as Helena Válková (ANO) and others, came from the secretariat of Jan Bartošek (KDÚ-ČSL). The MPs gathered for a photo together after Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives. Prime Minister Petr Fiala recently expressed his support for Israel, which has been at war with Hamas terrorists for almost a month. “7. October was not an attack only on Israelis, on the Israeli state and society, it was an attack on humanity, it was an attack on our civilization,” said Prime Minister Petr Fiala on Wednesday in the Old Town Square at a rally in support of Israel. He also emphasized that the Czech Republic must also fight for the interpretation of events at the UN or EU level.