Kathie Lee Gifford, pastor’s wife urge Qatar Sheikha Moza to help free Hamas hostages
By Samantha Kamman, Christian Post Reporter
The wife of a megachurch pastor as well as former talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford are pleading with Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar to use her position of power to help secure the release of the over 100 individuals still held captive by Hamas.
On Wednesday, The Christian Post received a copy of an open letter Lenya Heitzig, an author and global philanthropist who heads the organization, Reload Love, wrote to Moza regarding the release of the Hamas hostages.
According to the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Moza is the mother of Qatar’s current emir and the wife of Qatar’s former emir, with the organization describing her as “one of the most influential people in Qatar.”
Through her organization, Heitzig, whose husband, Skip, heads the Calvary Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seeks to bring healing to children whose lives have been impacted by terrorism through relief packages and kid-friendly programs.
“Today, I appeal to your compassionate spirit regarding the urgent situation of over 100 individuals still held hostage by Hamas,” Heitzig wrote. “Among them are young women whose safety is at greater risk by the day, causing immeasurable anguish to their families.”
The global philanthropist stated that there are prayer vigils in America, with people holding up images of Moza that read, “It’s in your hands.” Heitzig believes Moza has the ability to remedy the situation.
“We need you to use your unique influence now,” Heitzig added.
“Your Highness, your role in promoting humanitarian causes is deeply respected. Your actions can bring immense relief and serve as a testament to peaceful conflict resolution,” the letter continued. “Honestly, this act alone may prevent our world from careening further towards a potential regional, if not global, war.”
On Oct. 7, Hamas terrorists killed at least 1,200 people during a surprise attack against civilian communities in Israel. During the invasion, the terror group abducted over 240 individuals, and over 100 hostages are still in captivity.
In response, Israel declared itself in a state of war and launched an offensive in Gaza to eradicate Hamas, a terror group that has run Gaza since 2007, and secure the release of the hostages.