Jerusalem Shines Lights of Hope in Support of Hostages

The Fellowship  |  October 30, 2023

lights, light projectors, abducted, Jerusalem
(Photo: Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

Amid so much darkness in Israel, Jerusalem is shining many lights in their Lights of Hope display, as we await the return of the over 200 hostages still held in the Gaza Strip, reports Israel21c:

The exhibit is comprised of 224 floodlights, corresponding to the number of captives believed held by Hamas at the time of its installation. The bulbs shine next to the photos and personal information of the hostages…

Each time captives are returned to Israel, organizers note, the number of light bulbs and the duration of their illumination will be adjusted according to the number of captives who have not yet returned. Since war broke out, only four captives were returned.

“We light up the sky for the captives and their families,” Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion said of the exhibit. “We pray and hope for their swift return home.”