Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind to visit Sderot for Purim

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind will join residents of Sderot for a three-day solidarity mission over the Purim holiday, it was announced Tuesday. "It is inconceivable for a sovereign nation to tolerate the 24/7 siege and attack of its citizens since 2001. For seven years, the 'red alert' warning siren has sounded more than 10,000 times in Sderot," said Hikind, who will arrive in Sderot on March 20th. "If children are not safe in Sderot, then they are not safe in Jerusalem as was evidenced with the tragic murder of eight yeshiva students on Thursday." On his visit, Hikind will distribute mishloach manot, traditional Purim packages, to the 20,000 residents, and will host a party for children of Sderot. "The residents must see that they are not alone in this war that has been forced on them by Hamas and Hizbullah," said Hikind, who raised $50,000 for the mishloach manot. "They must not be alone in their time of need. Hamas, Hizbullah, Syria and Iran will not win this battle."