Stand in Solidarity with Israel!
In a single day, hundreds of children, men and women were killed in a bloodbath that reminded many observers of the deeds of ISIS and the Holocaust. As a result, many more innocent civilians are now dying as casualties of Israel's counterattacks.
We, the entire team at CitizenGO, are personally shocked and affected.
Our colleague Marco, who works remotely for the CitizenGO Contact Center, is in the middle of this inferno. He is a native Italian; his wife is Israeli. That's why he's lived with his family in the Holy Land for years. When we heard the first news of the Hamas terror attack on Israel on Saturday, we immediately worried about him.
After two anxious days, we finally received a message from Marco yesterday: He was very concerned because several rockets had already hit not far from his home.
In the meantime, he managed to put his wife and his children on a plane to Germany. But there was no space left for him. All flights are fully booked or canceled. The Italian embassy is not answering the phone; it seems overwhelmed.
Please pray for all the innocent victims and injured on both sides of the conflict. Please include Marco and his family in your prayers.
And please pray for peace throughout the Holy Land, larger than just Israel. For an end to the violence as quickly as possible, for as few additional victims as possible, and for a peaceful future that so many people in the region deeply desire!
- "Hamas launched a cruel and wicked war. We will win this war, but the price is too heavy to bear," he said. "Hamas wants to murder us all. This is an enemy that murders mothers and children in their homes, in their beds. An enemy that abducts elderly, children, teenage girls." [Fox News](https://www.foxnews.com/shows/fox-news-live)
- Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said the assault that had begun in Gaza, a narrow strip that is home to 2.3 million Palestinians, would spread to the West Bank and Jerusalem. Gazans have lived under an Israeli blockade for 16 years. [Reuters](https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/sirens-warning-incoming-rocket...)