Israel marks one month since Hamas terror attacks with memorials and vigils

A service for bereaved families taking place in Tel Aviv will include a performance from the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra


TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 7: People participate in a flag lowering ceremony commemorating one month since the Oct 7th attack in Rabin Square outside the Tel Aviv municipality on November 7, 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The yellow ribbons, which represent solidarity with the hostages and their families, were tied all over the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial. A month after Hamas's Oct. 7 attacks that left 1,400 dead and over 240 held hostage, Israel has maintained a relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip and launched a ground invasion to vanquish the militant group that governs the Palestinian territory. The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said that over 10,000 people have died in Gaza during the war, while the IDF has reported the deaths of several dozen Israeli soldiers. (Photo by Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

(JNS) Israelis have marked the one month anniversary of the October 7 massacre that left at least 1,400 people murdered, 5,000 wounded and more than 200 snatched and held hostage in Gaza by Hamas terrorists.

At 11am, a national moment of silence was held, with local authorities lowering flags to half-mast. Memorial ceremonies are being held in educational institutions across the country today while late this afternoon and into the evening candles will be lit in town squares and city centres.

A memorial service for bereaved families scheduled in Tel Aviv at 6.30pm local time will include a performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In Jerusalem, a memorial and rally highlighting the grief of bereaved families will take place at 7.30 pm in front of the Knesset.

Hamas terrorists continued to fire rockets at Israeli civilians on Tuesday, with sirens sounding in areas surrounding the Gaza Strip early in the morning and later in the morning in Ashkelon's industrial zone in southern Israel.

Daily rocket barrages have been launched at Israel from Gaza since the initial salvo during the October 7 massacre, with terrorists firing more than 8,000 rockets at Israeli civilians.

The IDF on Tuesday again opened a humanitarian corridor for Gazan civilians to evacuate to the safe zone south across the Wadi Gaza.

It is the fourth consecutive day that Israeli troops have facilitated the movement of Gazans from the north, despite coming under attack by Hamas terrorists.

Avichay Adraee, the Israel Defense Forces’ Arabic-language spokesman, published video footage of a convoy of Gazans heading south on the Salah al-Din route.

The IDF reported today that it attacked a terrorist squad in Lebanese territory that attempted to launch an anti-tank missile at Israel near the Shatula area.

Earlier this morning, the IDF said that it struck a Hezbollah post to thwart a threat.

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