New Yorkers Hold Rally Against Palestinian Terror Rampage
On October 7, hundreds of New Yorkers attended an anti-terror rally in support of Israel at the Israeli Consulate on East 42nd Street.
One activist, Jeremy Dery, stated that “We are here to say, ‘No more Jewish blood.’ Enough is enough.” Many of the activists held signs urging Israel to remain strong. One sign read, “Jews are in Israel to stay,” another, “We will not be deterred by terror.”
The event was organized by members of the Crown Heights Jewish community.
The spirited crowd chanted Psalms, offered prayers, sang, danced and repeated chants of “Am Yisrael Chai” (the people of Israel lives) and “Jewish blood is not cheap.”
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind told the crowd about Israeli terror victim Adele Bennett, who was spat upon by Arab witnesses as she cried out for help and her two-year-old child lay wounded. Hikind stated that PA leader Mahmoud Abbas “is no different from Hamas. He is responsible for what’s happened the last few weeks. He’s a terrorist, period!”
To resounding applause, Hikind called upon the Israeli government to intensify its anti-terror operations. ”The Prime Minister of Israel should not give a darn about what President Obama or the leaders in Europe say when they call for restraint. He must protect the citizens of Israel.”