New Yorkers hold solidarity vigil for slain Israeli teenagers
ByREUTERS
01 July 2014 03:02
Mourners gathered on a busy Manhattan street outside the Israeli Consulate; Rabbi addresses vigil: "The murder of a child is the murder of the world."
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New Yorkers hold solidarity vigil for slain Israeli teenagers. (photo credit:REUTERS)

NEW YORK - Several hundred people waving Israeli flags and expressing grief and solidarity held a vigil in New York on Monday after the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found in the occupied West Bank.

Mourners gathered on a busy Manhattan street outside the Israeli Consulate and then, carrying placards bearing the names of the three Jewish seminary students, marched to the Isaiah Wall directly across from UN headquarters.



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"Our hearts are broken. Our hearts are shattered. And all of the United Nations must speak out," Rabbi Avi Weiss, of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, told the crowd. "The murder of a person is the murder of a person. But the murder of a child is the murder of the world."



Many in the crowd said they had come because they felt powerless and wanted to express support publicly for the families.



Several held placards that read: #bringbackourboys - evoking the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls by Boko Haram militants that inspired a social media campaign using the hash tag #bringbackourgirls.



"It's hard being so far away and feeling there is so little I can do," said Ilana Shrier, 25, a commercial real estate agent and Hebrew teacher.


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