Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently accompanied entrepreneur Elon Musk on a tour of the Kfar Aza kibbutz near the Gaza border, which fell victim to an attack by Hamas terrorists on October 7.
Netanyahu’s office released a statement, noting that Musk was shown the aftermath of the “horrific attack on the kibbutz” carried out by Hamas. The tour included a visit to the young people’s neighborhood, which bore the brunt of the attack.
A shared picture captured Netanyahu and Musk standing beside an empty crib, accompanied by a local council official and a representative from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
During the tour, Netanyahu highlighted the homes of Israeli residents who lost their lives in the Hamas attack. Among the victims was four-year-old Israeli-American girl Abigail Edan, whose parents were killed by the terrorists. Abducted by Hamas, she was recently released as part of a hostage release.
#BREAKING: Elon Musk visits Israel in midst of Israel-Hamas war. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Elon Musk visit the Jewish Communities in Southern Israel which were massacred by Hamas terrorists on October 7th. pic.twitter.com/rO3WICpYqr
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The release of Abigail Edan was announced by US President Joe Biden, who expressed deep sorrow for the young girl’s ordeal, describing it as “unthinkable.”
On October 7, Hamas terrorists raided the Kfar Aza kibbutz, killing approximately 1,200 people and abducting over 240. In response, Israel has pledged to dismantle Hamas, launching airstrikes on Gaza, resulting in around 14,800 Palestinian casualties, according to health authorities in the enclave.
Elon Musk’s visit to Israel included an agreement that his company, SpaceX, would refrain from activating ‘Starlink’ satellite internet services in Gaza without approval from the Israeli government.