Two Jewish siblings, Amelie and Daniel Linsey, were among the over 300 people killed in the terror attacks in Sri Lanka over Yom Tov, Jewish News reported.
The British Parliament paid respects on Wednesday to the two siblings.
“While the intended target of this atrocity were clearly meant to be Christian, the terrorists’ bombs did not discriminate,” said Lord Leigh of Hurley, president of the synagogue where the Linsey’s prayed. “The Linsey family were members of my synagogue They shared the same classes as my children.”
The siblings were two of eight Brits killed in the attacks.
“We have pledged as a community to offer our love and support to the Linsey family and do everything we can every step of the way,” said Leigh.
Leigh requested that the government “double its efforts to ensure that the bodies of the siblings are returned as soon as possible.”
“The families are trying to make progress and would be very grateful for any assistance she can provide through the civil service, to ensure that happens as quickly as possible, as required by the Jewish faith,” Leigh said.