Omri Goren holds a stack of purple flyers that say: “Only peace will bring security.”
He’s part of a small anti-war movement in Israel calling for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, where 2.3 million people are struggling to survive months of Israeli bombardment and a near total siege of the territory.
Goren was among a few hundred people who came out to march and protest in Tel Aviv Thursday night in support of peace.
Emotions in Israel are still raw from the stunning Hamas attack on southern Israeli communities on Oct. 7 that killed 1,200 people and took about 240 hostages, according to Israeli officials. That assault set off what some conflict experts have called one of the most destructive wars in recent history. Many Israelis believe the only way to crush Hamas and secure Israel is militarily.
But Goren says Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza more than 100 days since the Oct. 7 attack only serves the political interests of Hamas and Israel’s far-right government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [Continue reading…]
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