Daily Israel Report

Watch: Flashmob Simulates Hamas Rocket Attacks in Vienna

Jewish community in Vienna plays siren, ducks for cover in several public squares to raise awareness and show solidarity.
By Tova Dvorin
First Publish: 7/25/2014, 10:40 AM / Last Update: 7/25/2014, 10:49 AM

The Jewish community in Vienna staged a flashmob in several public places on Thursday, according to Austrian online newspaper Heute, in order to show solidarity with Israelis living under the constant threat of Hamas's rocket fire.

Flashmobs were launched in Stephen Sqaure, Sweden Square, and the Opera House in Vienna, according to the daily, as organizers struggled to raise awareness of the cause behind Israel's self-defense operation, Operation Protective Edge, 

During each demonstration, a siren was sounded, and protestors took 15 seconds to duck or find cover - roughly the same amount of time Israelis living in the Gaza belt, Ashkelon, or Ashdod have to find shelter in the event of a rocket attack. 

"The terror, the rockets must stop," one of the organizers told the outlet. "Hamas must be disarmed, so that Israel can finally live in peace."