Kites For Hope
Many around the world remain unaware of the ongoing terror inflicted against Israel and her citizens. Knowing the facts is crucial: Incited by Hamas to serve as human shields while trying to infiltrate Israel’s borders, Gazans have been violently protesting and even terrorizing Jewish communities in southern Israel with tire burning, missile launching, and burning tens of thousands of acres using “Molotov” explosive kites and balloons flown into Israeli land.
The Israeli communities near the border with Gaza are rural farmlands and rely on their surroundings to make a living from agriculture and tourism. Whole nature reserves have been destroyed,animals too small or too slow to escape the flames have been burned alive while animals that could escape have no place to return to. Experts say that the destruction to the ecosystem will take at least a decade to heal. Unfortunately, arson terror is not new in Israel as a tactic of terror, and we can only hope that there will be an end in the future.
It would be easy for Israelis experiencing this to become hateful and angry. Instead something extraordinary is happening - In the very communities where they are under the missile range or surrounded by fields on fire, families and friends have been gathering together to fly kites of blue and white - their message of hope and peace in the face of the kites of hate against Israel and our Jewish rights.
Whether fire kites are flying or missiles are falling on our brethren on the border, the acts of solidarity by Jews around the world can make a huge impact. They demonstrate our continued hope for peace, and our unwillingness to bend under the outside pressures we may even feel from those around us with regard to our support for Israel.
Every kite flown has its own message, and every person flying a kite has the potential to feel they are making an impact by swaying public opinion to recognize the suffering the ongoing terror of Hamas and the Palestinian propagandists are causing to hundreds of thousands of innocent Jews, Christians, Muslims, Arabs, Druze and Bedouin who are traumatized by the endless attacks.
A great activity for parents and kids, campers and counselors, ANYONE who wants to raise their kites high in the sky for Israel, for justice, for freedom.
Who is this for?
This can be an excellent community activity where you can demonstrate your solidarity with our Jewish nation everywhere. It can also be a simple activity you do with your own children to have a carefree experience while at the same time expressing your solidarity with Israel.
INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO BUILD YOUR KITE FOR HOPE
Show your solidarity, pride and hope today and everyday!