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Interfaith Rally in Brussels For Return of Kidnapped Teens

Outpouring of support for Israeli teens at rally and prayer session - as Brussels continues to recover from its own crisis.
By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 6/30/2014, 7:11 PM

Hundred of people rallied in Brussels on Sunday, in a show of solidarity from people of all faiths for the return of the three yeshiva students kidnapped by Hamas two weeks ago. 

The rally was organized by both the Brussels Jewish community - which is still recovering from its own tragedy, the shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum in late May - and the European Jewish Association (EJA).

Several dignitaries attended the rally, including Israeli Ambassador to Belgium, Jack Revach; Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister, Didier Reynders; Rabbi Menachem Margolin, EJA chairman; and several Jewish community leaders. 

Rabbi Margolin led an interfaith prayer at the rally, calling for the speedy and safe return of not only Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Sha'ar, and Eyal Yifrah, but also of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist organization.