Warning sirens and missiles rock London in support of IsraelBy Mason White 12:01 PM July 20, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
Warning sirens and missiles will be heard in London, England, as part of a pro-Israel rally.
On Sunday, the solidarity rally with Israel will recreate the conditions that led to Operation Protective Edge.
Several thousand supporters of Israel in the heart of London will fall to the ground to seek protection as sirens blare out across High Street Kensington – just as they do across towns and cities in Israel on an hourly basis.
There will also be several missiles present, of the type that have been launched hundreds of times from Gaza. The solidarity rally for Israel, organized by the Zionist Federation and backed by 60 organizations from across the religious and political spectrum, will be held outside the Israeli Embassy from between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
The siren will be sounded at 3:00 p.m. The rally will emphasize the desire of Israel to live in peace, and free from the threat of terror. The crowd, which is expected to be several thousand strong, will stand in solidarity with Israel and innocent civilians on both sides, all of whom are endangered by Hamas.
“It has been over half a century since Britain last experienced the sound of sirens warning of impending rocket fire. While the terror of the Blitz by the Nazis, is thankfully just a historical fact for most Londoners, for ordinary Israelis it’s an everyday reality. It is impossible to understand why Israel is targeting terrorists in Gaza without acknowledging this reality. When even Palestinian diplomats admit that the hundreds of rockets fired by Hamas are a violation of international law, and the U.N. admits that these rockets are stored in its schools, it’s time for as many people as possible to say yes to peace, and no to terror,” The Zionist Federation of the U.K. said.