AMIT students show solidarity for Israelis in Gaza-border towns
High school students across Israel—including many from AMIT schools—are raising awareness about the plight of Israeli towns and cities bordering the Gaza Strip, which have been battered by rockets over the years and are now contending with incendiary balloons from Gaza that are igniting and causing massive damage.
AMIT students from Tzfat in the north to Beersheva in the south came to school wearing black and photographed themselves with signs reading, “We are all with the south.”
“We feel the distress of our friends in the south,” said Yarden, a student from AMIT Carmiel and a member of the AMIT Young Leadership Council. “This is our opportunity to show that, even from a distance, our hearts are with them. They are always in our thoughts, and even if the earth is burning far from us geographically, they are still very close to our hearts.”
Students from some of the Gaza-border towns launched a protest march to Jerusalem on Sunday. More than 100 students are marching about 55 miles from Sderot to the Knesset, in response to what they call government inaction about the security situation in southern Israel.
Nurit Davidi, who heads social studies at the AMIT network and also lives in Sderot, said that the students’ response was extremely moving. “Students from across the country are sending us, the residents of Gaza border towns, a message of unity. They are stopping their everyday routines and calling on the Israeli public to stand with the burning south.”