A powerful image can have the impact of thousands of words.
That concept was front of mind for 100 people who participated in a visually striking demonstration at Dudley Page Reserve in Dover Heights on November 7.
Their aim was to raise awareness of it being 30 days since Hamas’s atrocities in southern Israel, and the terror group’s capture of more than 240 hostages.
Dressed in black shirts, many sat back to back in rows, with their arms behind their backs, and wore red headbands that covered their eyes. Others stood, holding signs with large letters that together spelled ’30 days’ and ‘What have you done for them?’ – referring to the hostages.
Participants then walked to a truck mounted with a #KidnappedFromIsrael mobile electronic billboard, where they held posters featuring names and photos of individual captives.
Noy Miran, one of the volunteer organisers, told The AJN, “We wanted to mark the fact it was 30 days since Hamas’s massacres in Israel, and how there is still no information about what has happened to the more than 240 hostages captured from Israel …
“The ages of the hostages range from a three-month-old baby, to an 87-year-old woman.
“We wanted to create a powerful visual expression of this ongoing issue, and we thank all the participants today.”
Miran said she hopes that the event would gain the mainstream media coverage that it deserved.
“The main message here today was: ‘What have you done for the hostages?’ And it is a question that the media, and all people, should be asking themselves.”
She also said the event is part of a global volunteer-run campaign, which uses hashtags that include KidnappedFromIsrael, BringThemHomeNow.
For more information, visit www.kidnappedfromisrael.com