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19 June, 2024
 
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MPs call for unity against divisive forces on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israeli ambassador joins House plenary in Holocaust remembrance

Newsroom / CNA

The plenary of the House of Representatives paid on Thursday tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. MPs observed a minute of silence in memory of the victims, in the presence of the Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus Oren Anolik.

Acting Chair of the House Zacharias Koulias made an appeal to stand united against the forces that seek to divide us on the basis of religion, race or nationality.

Koulias said that the International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance, reflection and deep commitment that the atrocities of the past are not will ever be repeated.

He said that the Holocaust is a constant reminder of the consequences of unrestrained hatred, prejudice and discrimination, pointing out that six million innocent lives were snuffed out with great brutality and this demonstrates, in the saddest way, the ability of evil to nurture and thrive, when intolerance is not in question.

He spoke of our collective responsibility to ensure that the world never forgets and added that International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a call to action and urges us to confront hatred wherever it occurs, to challenge discrimination in all its forms and to be vigilant guardians of human rights.

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