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  6/22/2014, Sivan 24, 5774

Solidarity Rally Defends Hitchhiking for Stranded Judea-Samaria


Women in Green held a moving rally for the safety of kidnapped teens Naftali Frenkel (16), Gilad Sha'ar (16), and Eyal Yifrah (19) Friday, campaigning for public awareness and solidarity at the Gush Etzion hitchhiking post where the boys were kidnapped. Founder Nadia Matar spoke about the rally to Arutz Sheva, explaining the importance of showing support in such a public sphere. 

"We came here with two messages," Matar stated. "First of all, that we pray for their safe release; second, that we came to strengthen - as the signs say - the soldiers, our dear soldiers, who are working, who are looking for them relentlessly, day and night." Matar also emphasized, however, that the rally aimed to strengthen not only the soldiers and families - but also Judea and Samaria residents who are forced to make hitchhiking part of their daily routine. Several women carried signs stating "Hitchhikers, we are with you."