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Swiss Foreign Minister confirms death of Swiss in Hamas terror attack

  • By The Swiss Times
  • 13 October 2023

A Swiss citizen was killed in the terrorist attacks on Israel over the weekend. This was confirmed by Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis in Geneva on Friday. The man was an Israeli-Swiss dual citizen aged almost 70.

Swiss Foreign Minister confirms death of Swiss in Hamas terror attack
Ignazio Cassis (Source: Keystone)

Not much is known about the death, Cassis said at a media conference on the sidelines of a science diplomacy summit in the Rhone city. What was clear, however, was that the man’s death was the result of an “unfortunate encounter” with terrorists.

Cassis expressed his deepest condolences to the man’s relatives. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) wrote on its website that the man had lived in Israel since 2004. For reasons of personal privacy, no further details could be given.

©Keystone/SDA

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