Genocide creates tragic link between Israel, Rwanda

KIGALI – There are many elements that tie countries together: common values, common interests, common cultural affinities.

It is something completely different that has cemented the ties between Israel and Rwanda: genocide.

When the mass murder of 800,000 people in Rwanda, mostly Tutsi by Hutu, ended after a 100 days in 1994, and the government responsible for the genocide was overthrown, the new government looked to Israel as a model of how to emerge from the ashes.


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