The Key Biscayne Community Foundation will hold a vigil at Paradise Park at 5:30 p.m. on Friday to honor the 1,200 killed in last week’s horrific terrorist attack in Israel.
“There will be a moment of silence for prayers, and to just gather together and support what Israel is going through and support peace in the region,” Melissa White, KBCF executive director, said at Tuesday’s Council meeting.
Rabbi Avremel Caroline of the Chabad of Key Biscayne will preside over the vigil, White said.
White invited Council members to attend the vigil, saying the Foundation wants to have a show of support for Israeli citizens at home and abroad.
Mayor Joe Rasco also opened up the Council meeting also with a moment of silence “for the innocent men, women and children whose lives are violently taken. For those who are missing or have been taken hostage for the families and friends of the victims.”
The attack by the terrorist group Hamas claimed more than 1,200 lives in Israel – including at least 22 Americans.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared war on Hamas and has pummeled the Gaza Strip through airstrikes. At least 1,100 people – including at least 326 children – have been killed by Israeli retaliation, the Gaza Ministry of Health.