High school students living in the Gaza envelope are marching 90 km (56 miles) to Jerusalem to protest violence in their region. The first rockets were fired from the Gaza strip into Israel in 2002; students who grew up in the region have never known a life where imminent rocket attacks were not a possibility.
The Gaza envelope is the Israeli land surrounding the Gaza strip. This area is the most targeted by attacks coming from Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. Rockets, mortars, and balloon attacks have forced Israelis in the area to live in constant fear.
“We are walking from here to Jerusalem with Shaar HaNegev School because we want our voices heard and we want change,” said one student.
Americans do not have to live with the constant threat of fire raining down on them from our neighbors. It’s time for us to become more aware and support our embattled allies in the Middle East.