Palestine

Dutchman Who Saved Jewish Girl During Holocaust Returns Medal Because of Israel’s Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza

Henk Zanoli Picture courtesy of Radio Zamaneh
Henk Zanoli Picture courtesy of Radio Zamaneh

A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

Henk Zanoli, 91, wrote to the Israeli embassy in The Hague to say he could no longer hold the honour.

He said an Israeli F-16 had destroyed his great-niece’s home in Gaza, killing all inside, in the recent offensive.

The Israeli embassy has declined to comment on Mr Zanoli’s action. Continue reading at BBC News

Henk Zanoli also explained his actions in a thoughtful letter to Haaretz. He stated that holding on to the medal would be “an insult to the family.”

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