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Rabbi calls on European governments to grant dual citizenship to hostages

European Jewish Association chairman: “I urge European governments most sincerely, please don’t force Jews to once again go through a selection.”

European Jewish Association chairman Menachem Margolin. Photo by Yoav Dudkevitch/EJA.
European Jewish Association chairman Menachem Margolin. Photo by Yoav Dudkevitch/EJA.

Responding to the news that Hamas will release 50 hostages of dual nationality of the estimated 200 men, women and children being held captive in the Gaza Strip, European Jewish Association chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin called on European governments to immediately grant citizenship to the remaining hostages, urging them not to put Jews through another “selection” process.

Margolin heads the organization that represents hundreds of communities across the European continent.

In a statement on Oct. 24, he said: “If Hamas are now releasing hostages with dual nationalities, the answer is clear. Every European government should immediately grant citizenship to the remaining hostages.”

He continued: “I urge European governments most sincerely, please don’t force Jews to once again go through a selection.”

For more information, see: ejassociation.eu.

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