Prof. Uri Sivan, President of the Technion, addressed the rally, saying, “This event is not just ‘another round of fighting’ in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but a heinous crime against humanity perpetrated by terrorists who have forsaken their humanity. The barbaric acts of these murderers will be indelibly recorded in Jewish history, alongside the Holocaust, and will be forever etched in the hearts of all civilized people. These acts must be recognized for what they are – unforgivable crimes against humanity.”

“We are all deeply saddened and grieving, yet among us are those who have been personally affected by this tragedy – the families of the murdered, the abducted, and the wounded. These are parents, children, siblings, and friends. As a parent and grandparent, I can only begin to fathom their anguish. Yet, none of us can truly understand the anxiety, worry, and yearning that keeps them awake, haunting every moment. Our hearts go out to them. We look into their eyes and into the eyes of the other abductees and their families, vowing that we will not rest until each abductee is safely returned to their loved ones.”