Under the famous Parisian landmark, thirty strollers suddenly appeared on Thursday. But instead of toddlers and newborns, in the carriages under the Eiffel Tower, there are only large photographs with faces and red stripes, where it is written “kidnapped on October 7”.
Following the example of a similar protest in one of the squares in the center of Tel Aviv, it is also a demonstration to draw attention to the crimes of terrorists from the Palestinian radical movement Hamas and their brutal incursion into southern Israel on Saturday, October 7.
The militants took the lives of more than 1,400 people. At the same time, however, according to information from the local authorities, they kidnapped at least 30 children, allegedly even at the age of nine months. In total, the terrorists took 233 hostages, according to Friday’s updated balance published by the Israeli army. According to Hamas, 50 of them have already died as a result of Israeli retaliation.
The Tel Aviv arrangement from this Wednesday, which the Seznam Zpráv editors also reported on and supplemented the article with a video from the event, reminded the kidnapped children of teddy bears with red spots and black blindfolds as a symbol of injury and captivity.
The Paris demonstration is very specific
Strollers with photos, red inscriptions, but also the names of children – toddlers and teenagers – were placed in front of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday morning by a group led by the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIF). They also put stuffed animals in the prams symbolizing the smallest hostages of Hamas.
The president of the group that organized the protest, Jonathan Arfi, said the aim was to maintain public awareness of the act of Palestinian terrorists and thus put pressure to release the child captives. In addition, they wanted to show that their families are not alone in their grief.
Most of the 1,400 Hamas victims in Israel were civilians, according to the government of the Jewish state. According to authorities in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, over 7,000 people, including about 3,000 minors, died during the Israeli retaliation. The AP agency notes that the figure also includes the dead from last week’s explosion at Al-Ahli hospital, which, according to independent analysis, did not appear to have been carried out by Israel.
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