“I promise you: we will not, and we must not let the Code Red alarm become a routine. Red will remain the color of the wildflowers that grow in the area.”
President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin today, 8 November / 30 Cheshvan, met the young people marching to Jerusalem from the area around Gaza as they entered the city today.
The President told the group: “I came to march with you on behalf of every citizen of Israel who is following you and is marching with you in spirit.”
“Happy is the people whose young people march at its head, and happy are the parents who raised their children with such a feeling of national pride, of the love of the country, of such a meaningful connection to our wonderful country. You are not the young people of the area around Gaza, you are the young people that embrace the whole country. We hear your call and it breaks our hearts. I promise you: we will not, and we must not let the Code Red alarm become a routine. Red will remain the color of the wildflowers that grow in the area.”
The president marched with the young people who continued from there towards the Knesset.
Photos by Haim Zach, GPO