As we reached the end of six weeks since the terror attack on southern Israeli communities on October 7, a crowd of 94 people came out on a cold, wet Saturday afternoon to bring the plight of some 240 hostages into the public square of Hastings City. People came from both twin cities of Napier and Hastings. This post stands as a memorial to those who will not forget the suffering and agony of those in captivity in Gaza. We prayed for their deliverance and for a complete victory of Israel over the barbaric cruelty of Hamas. We stated that a victory for Israel is a victory for the innocents of Gaza who do not go along with the misguided intent of the Hamas terror organization. Hamas is intent not on peace nor negotiation, but it is intent on the complete destruction of the Jewish State.
A Moment of Silence for the Hostages:
Gisborne makes a Stand for Israel
Pastor Guthrie Boyd led a counter-protest in Gisborne on Saturday 18 November, disrupting a pro-Palestinian rally below them.
ISRAEL AND HAMAS: The Facts
Ashley Church, from the Israel Institute of New Zealand, has put together an excellent succinct factual analysis for quick answers to commonly asked questions.