The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) is relaunching its 2012 campaign to Stop the Rockets being launched into Israel in light of recent escalation by militant group Hamas.
By/ July 09, 2014
AUJS sends its solidarity through the “Code Red – Stop The Rockets” campaign to support the one million residents of Southern Israel currently living under relentless rocket fire from Gaza; and wider areas including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem now facing the prospect of Code Red sirens giving them just minutes to run to safety at any time of day or night.
AUJS’ online campaign “Code Red – Stop the Rockets” is aimed at providing solidarity from afar for Israelis living in fear from the attacks. The campaign asks people around the world to send in photographs with a red balloon to match the “Tzeva Adom” (Code Red) warnings citizens receive when a rocket is about to fall in their area.
View the campaign at facebook.com/StopTheRockets.
AUJS National Chairperson Nicola Kobilski said the recent escalation had motivated the union back to action.
“This nightmare reality for Israelis around the country, having to always be within reach of a bomb shelter, with “Code Red” sirens going off at any moment, would be terrifying for any of us. Though we cannot be with them, we send our support and solidarity by showing them they are in our thoughts and prayers. AUJS also acknowledges that southern Israeli communities such as Sderot live in constant psychological fear of these sirens and rocket attacks, not just during the recent escalations
“AUJS supports lasting peace and quiet in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank & we hope a lasting ceasefire and peace deal come into effect as soon as possible,” Ms Kobilski said.
For more information contact Nicola Kobilski.