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Professional-Israel march, vigil held in Los Angeles; native Hamas sufferer mourned

Members of Los Angeles’ massive Jewish neighborhood gathered in Encino Sunday night to mourn these killed when Hamas militants crossed the border from Gaza into Israel, kidnapping and killing civilians on Oct. 7.

A march started at Ventura Boulevard and Hayvenhurst and ended with a vigil at Encino Park. 

Amongst these mourned was Avi Sassi, a San Fernando Valley resident who was killed when Hamas attacked the Nova music competition.

Members of L..A’s Jewish neighborhood collect in Encino Park to mourn the victims of the Hamas assault. Oct. 22, 2023.

On Sunday, demonstrators held indicators, Israeli flags and images of these killed or kidnapped. Additionally they chanted slogans reminiscent of “Carry them residence” and sang the Israeli nationwide anthem, Hatikvah.

“Most of us listed here are Israelis. All of us have household in Israel. A few of them are actually below fireplace and a few of them are serving,” Haim Linder informed KTLA. “We’ve in our neighborhood right here individuals who misplaced family members already. We’ve folks right here who’ve [family] who received kidnapped. Feelings are very excessive.”

Avi Sassi
Avi Sassi from Los Angeles was amongst these killed within the Hamas assault on Oct. 7, 2023.

Los Angeles Law enforcement officials saved watch over the demonstration.

No incidents had been instantly reported.

Israeli warplanes have struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in addition to two airports in Syria and a mosque within the occupied West Financial institution allegedly utilized by militants, whereas a second convoy of humanitarian assist reportedly started crossing into Gaza from Egypt on Sunday afternoon.

The conflict, now in its sixteenth day, is the deadliest of 5 Gaza wars for either side. The Palestinian Well being Ministry stated Sunday that the demise toll in Gaza had reached not less than 4,651 folks, with one other 14,254 folks wounded within the besieged territory.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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