British-Israeli’s Plea for a Humanitarian Corridor
Noam Sagi, a British-Israeli, has made an emotional appeal for the establishment of a humanitarian corridor in Gaza.
This plea comes after his 75-year-old mother, Ada, was abducted from her home in Kibbutz Nir Oz near the Gaza border on October 7.
Silent Vigil and Words of Advocacy
On Sunday, a vigil was held in London’s Parliament Square in remembrance of the victims of the incursion.
Noam Sagi did not speak at the event, but Rabbi Jeremy Gordon of New London Synagogue conveyed his message.
Hundreds attended the vigil, many draped in Israeli flags.
“Bring Them Home”
Demonstrators at the grassroots-organized vigil held signs that read “bring them home” on one side, featuring images of the hostages on the other.
A Multifaceted Vigil
The vigil was a multifaceted event, featuring speeches, prayers, Hebrew songs, and a testimonial from a survivor of the Nova music festival tragedy, where many lost their lives.
Police Presence at the Vigil
Over ten police officers were present at the vigil, which lasted for about an hour, ensuring its peaceful proceedings.
A Life Devoted to Peace
Ada, Noam Sagi’s mother, had dedicated her life to promoting peace between Jews and Arabs.
She not only taught Hebrew but also Arabic.
Noam Sagi’s Demands
Noam Sagi’s heartfelt demands are twofold. He calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages, with particular emphasis on children and individuals over 65.
Advocating for a Humanitarian Corridor
Sagi’s second appeal is for the creation of a humanitarian corridor.
He seeks an impartial organization to enter Gaza safely, assess the hostages’ most basic needs, and provide support.
This is especially vital for individuals like Ada, who require ongoing medical care.
A Plea to Governments and Organizations
Sagi urges the British government to take any necessary actions to secure the release of all civilian hostages, especially women and children.
He also extends a plea to the Israeli government to protect civilians living near the Gaza border.
No Hate, Only Love
Sagi’s message emphasizes that he holds no hatred toward the people of Gaza, Muslims, Arabs, or Palestinians.
His love for all of humanity remains unwavering.
A Painful Testimony
Sagi’s statement that the incursion amounts to a “second Holocaust” underscores the immense pain and suffering caused by the situation.
He expressed how he should have been celebrating his mother’s 75th birthday instead.
A Survivor’s Tale
A survivor named Lital shared her harrowing experience, detailing how she and others hid in a locked caravan for eight hours as Hamas attacked.
She described the fear and the tragic loss of lives during the ordeal.
Criticizing BBC and Hamas
Speaker Michal Neta criticized the BBC for not labeling Hamas as terrorists and emphasized that Hamas is not the savior of the Palestinians but their executors.
The Reality for British-Israelis
Sagi’s plea and the testimonies presented shed light on the painful reality faced by British-Israelis during this ongoing crisis.