The Israeli Embassy in the United Kingdom has released a new video designed to raise awareness of the Hamas terror group’s Oct. 7 massacre across southern Israel, briefly showing viewers the atrocities as they would have unfolded in a typical neighborhood outside the Jewish state.
Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to the UK, Oren Marmorstein, posted the video on X/Twitter along with the message: “London. Christmas Day. Your home and dear ones. What if it were you?”
The 90-second video follows a mother living in London, waking up on Christmas morning to gunshots outside and immediately grabbing her husband and children to go into the basement of their home for safety. However, masked men enter the basement and roughly abduct the bloodied woman, taking her with them.
The video includes timestamps that occur over a 90-minute period, corresponding to the timing of the Hamas attacks on the Israeli kibbutzim bordering Gaza, which is ruled by the Palestinian terror group.
Viewer discretion advised: The video contains potentially traumatic content.
Your home and dear ones.
What if it were you? pic.twitter.com/Y7iGuIvYvJ
— Oren Marmorstein (@OrenMarmorstein) November 20, 2023
It appears that choosing Christmas was meant to parallel the fact that the actual Oct. 7 attacks occurred on Simchat Torah, a Jewish holiday of celebration that is traditionally one of the happiest days of the year.
On Oct. 7, Palestinian terrorists led by Hamas invaded Israel and murdered over 1,200 people in the deadliest single-day massacre of Jews since the Holocaust. The terrorists also injured thousands and abducted over 240 others, taking them back to Gaza as hostages. The brutality of the onslaught across southern Israeli communities — which included rape, torture, and even slaughtering babies — has shocked the world.
“The idea behind making the film is to connect British viewers to the tragic events that occurred in Israel on Oct. 7,” Hodaya Avzada, the project lead and a diplomat, told i24 News, describing the video produced on behalf of the Israeli Embassy. “In collaboration with Israeli creators living in London, the embassy formulated the idea of producing a video that would make the British feel in our shoes for a minute and a half.”
“The video was created with the idea that events in Israel are perceived by the British as very far away from them, and not as something they can feel directly. The result of this film speaks for itself, and automatically links the viewer to what is happening in Israel.”
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Protester Sets Self on Fire Outside Israeli Consulate in Atlanta
i24 News – A protester was in critical condition on Friday after setting themself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. authorities said. A security guard who tried to intervene was also wounded.
A Palestinian flag found at the scene was part of the protest, Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said at a news conference. He added that investigators did not believe there was any connection to terrorism and none of the consular staff was ever in danger.
JUST IN: A pro-Palestine protester is in critical condition after they set themselves on fire in “political protest” outside of the Israeli Consulate office in Atlanta.
The protester was reportedly draped in a Palestine flag.
The protester has severe burns and unfortunately, a… pic.twitter.com/B8nUQAj2nU
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 1, 2023
“We do not see any threat here,” he said. “We believe it was an act of extreme political protest that occurred.” Everyone inside the consulate building was said to be safe.
Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General of Israel to the southeastern U.S., said: “We are saddened to learn of the self-immolation at the entrance to the office building. It is tragic to see the hate and incitement toward Israel expressed in such a horrific way.”
“The sanctity of life is our highest value. Our prayers are with the security officer who was injured while trying to prevent this tragic act. We are grateful to the city of Atlanta’s law enforcement and first responders for all they do to ensure safety.”
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Released Israeli Hostages Call for Captives to Be Freed
Israeli hostages released in the past week by Hamas in Gaza called on Saturday for the immediate release of fellow captives left behind, a day after a temporary truce that had allowed scores to come home broke down.
Tens of thousands gathered at a rally in Tel Aviv outside Israel‘s defense headquarters, where they cheered Yelena Trupanov, 50, standing on a stage just two days after being freed.
“I came to thank you because without you I wouldn’t be here. Now we must bring back my (son) Sasha, and everyone. Now.”
Similar pleas from other released hostages were shown on video.
A seven-day truce, during which Hamas had released more than 100 hostages, collapsed on Friday after Hamas breached the ceasefire.
Israel said on Saturday it had recalled a Mossad intelligence agency team from Qatar, host of indirect negotiations with Hamas, accusing the Palestinian faction of reneging on a deal that would have freed all children and women held hostage.
More than 240 people – Israelis and foreign nationals – were abducted to Gaza on Oct 7. by Hamas terrorists who burst through the border with Israel and killed 1,200 people.
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IDF Foils Stabbing Attack Near Nablus in West Bank, Eliminates Terrorist
i24 News – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported thwarting a stabbing attack on Saturday afternoon against reserve Battalion 7037 at the X junction near Nablus in the West Bank.
According to the IDF spokesperson, the event unfolded when the forces at the roadblock became suspicious of an individual approaching the barricade.
During the questioning process, the suspect suddenly drew a knife and advanced towards the IDF personnel.
ניסיון פיגוע דקירה אירע לפני זמן קצר לעבר כוח צה”ל במילואים מגדוד 7037 שפעל בחסם בצומת האיקס סמוך לעיר שכם שבמרחב חטיבת שומרון.
הכוח חשד במחבל שהגיע לחסם והחל לתחקר אותו, המחבל שלף סכין והחל להתקדם לעבר הכוח.
הלוחמים חתרו למגע והגיבו בירי לעבר המחבל שחוסל. אין נפגעים לכוחותינו. pic.twitter.com/mEaJs58hpE
— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) December 2, 2023
The soldiers, faced with the threat, engaged in contact procedures and ultimately responded by opening fire on the assailant. The spokesperson confirmed that the attacker was neutralized due to the IDF’s action.
It was also noted that there were no casualties among the IDF forces involved in the incident. According to the spokesperson, the situation at the X junction has stabilized, and IDF continues to maintain vigilance in the area to prevent further attacks.
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