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Members of Youth Movements Take to the Streets

Thousands of Israeli youths took to the streets in an attempt to raise the morale of the public.
By Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 6/18/2014, 4:42 AM

Thousands of members of Israeli youth groups went out on Israel’s streets on Tuesday, in an attempt to raise the morale of the public in the wake of the abduction of three yeshiva students by Hamas terrorists.

As part of the activity, initiated by the Bnei Akiva youth movement, the youths came out to main intersections throughout the country, handing out candies, waving flags and reciting prayers.

“We came to strengthen the nation of Israel, to strengthen the families,” said Elhanan Cohen Sasson, a staff member of Bnei Akiva.

The youth, he said, “are strong. They are looking for things to do - how to act as much as possible to bring the boys home.