The Zionist Federation of the UK and Ireland joined forces with Mizrachi UK to hold a vigil in Hendon, remembering the victims of Palestinian terror in Israel.
Held just a week after the murder of activist Ari Fuld, participants used Sunday morning’s event as an opportunity to stand together, remembering not just Ari, but all the victims murdered in cold blood by terrorists targeting civilians indiscriminately.
More than 100 attended the vigil, held on Hoshana Raba, erev chag, in the centre of Hendon. Participants held signs with the names of victims and when they were killed, signs outlining the numbers who have been killed and injured, and calling for an end to the “pay to slay” policy of the Palestinian Authority whereby perpetrators of terrorism are given a salary whilst in Israeli Prison.
Speakers at the event included ZF chairman Paul Charney, director of Public Diplomacy at the Embassy of Israel Vivi Eizen, activist David Collier, Mizrahi UK CEO Rabbi Andrew Shaw and Chazan Johnny Turgel, who led the community in song.
Speaking after the event, ZF Executive Director Arieh Miller said: “We really appreciate all those who took the time out to mark these people and to remember all of the victims who so often get forgotten. In the name of each of those victims, we must call for an end to the payments made by the Palestinian Authority to convicted terrorists based on how many they have killed.”