On October 7, 2023, a series of unprecedented large-scale and coordinated terrorist atrocities were perpetrated against the State of Israel. Israel finds itself in an ongoing state of war and national emergency.

Many friends and partners of the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre (HKHTC) find themselves under deadly attack.

We at the HKHTC stand in solidarity with Israel and our friends and partners there.

We hope and pray for their safety and mourn their losses.

We extend our most heartfelt sympathies to all the bereaved families who lost loved ones to these heinous and senseless terrorist attacks.

We strongly condemn terrorism.

We stand firm in the fight against antisemitism and intolerance.

We firmly reject any pretence to deny the State of Israel the right to exist and live in peace.

We welcome all efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution to a conflict which has caused so much human suffering.

The State of Israel is home to over 147,000 direct survivors of the Shoah. Many escaped the unimaginable barbarism of the Holocaust to rebuild their lives – and families – in Israel. Reports suggest that a wheel-chair bound Holocaust survivor was among the people abducted and currently held hostage.