A Dutch man, who had been awarded one of Israel’s highest medals, has returned the title in protest against Tel Aviv’s brutal killing of Palestinian civilians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
In a letter to Israel’s ambassador to the Netherlands, 91-year-old Henk Zanoli wrote that after the death of four generations of his family by Nazi Germany, now his family is facing similar murders in Gaza.
Zanoli is related to the Palestinians through one of his nieces who married a Palestinian man. He has said that at least six distant relatives, including a grandmother and a child, were killed in an Israeli airstrike.
Zanoli, who helped save a Jewish child from deportation to concentration camps, said holding on to the medal would be an ‘insult to the family’.
This comes as more than 1,962 Palestinians, including 470 children, have so…
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