Netanyahu notes similarities to Holocaust in Rwanda genocide memorial visit

PM tours Kigali Genocide Memorial and sets a wreath at the site on the grounds of a mass grave for some 250,000 people.

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July 6, 2016 14:58
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PM Netanyahu arrives in Rwanda

PM Netanyahu arrives in Rwanda

 
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KIGALI - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday began an eight hour meeting in Rwanda, one of Israel’s closest friend in Africa, noting the similarities between the 1994 killing of 800,000 people, mostly Tutsis, and the Holocaust

“We are deeply moved by the memorial to the victims of one of history’s greatest crimes – and reminded of the haunting similarities to the genocide of our own people. Never again,” Netanyahu wrote in the guest book at the Kigali Genocide Memorial where he began his visit.

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The prime minister and his wife went to the site escorted by Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his wife.  They toured the memorial museum, and set a wreath at the site on the grounds of a mass grave for some 250,000 people.

Netanyahu arrived in Rwanda Tuesday morning, the third stop on his four-state tour, from Kenya.  He was greeted at an official ceremony by Kagame and an honor guard of some 100-soldiers. 

From there he went to the genocide memorial, and then to the President's Residence for a meeting with Kagame.  Kagame was instrumental in arranging the regional summit with the leaders of seven African countries and Israel in Entebbe on Monday.

Netanyahu will be flying to Ethiopia in the evening.

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