Hostages' faces on huge billboards across the capital

Campaign Against Antisemitism is raising the plight of Israelis kidnapped by Hamas terrorists


The faces of some of the Israeli hostages kidnapped by Hamas last weekend have been put on giant billboards across London.

So far, the billboards, funded by the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA), are in 25 prominent locations across the capital. These include Islington, Battersea, Brixton, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Peckham, Swiss Cottage and Waterloo. CAA’s plan is to expand the campaign into other major UK cities if enough funds are raised.

Currently, the billboards feature the face of one of the hostages, Ella, eight, but the intention is to include more.

A spokesperson for CAA said: “We have joined the effort by Jews all around the world to show the faces of those kidnapped by Hamas in the worst single antisemitic atrocity since the Holocaust.

‘The actions of Hamas are all but indistinguishable from those of ISIS. While the BBC may not be able to bring itself to call this terror, we know that the British public has a strong sense of right and wrong. That is why we have put the faces of those taken into captivity where nobody can fail to see them. Decent people in Britain will see the innocents taken hostage by Hamas and share in our urgent desire to bring them back.”

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