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Sunday, July 18, 2004

HUMAN CHAIN from Gaza to Jerusalem

Just practicing...
Preparations for a giant human chain - close to 100,000 people, over the course of a 90-kilometer (55 miles) stretch from Gaza to Jerusalem - are at their height. The Yesha Council and the Gush Katif communities are preparing the event, to be held next Sunday afternoon at 5 PM, as a show of the nation's strong grassroots opposition to a withdrawal/expulsion from Gaza and the northern Shomron.

Gush Katif's unofficial website, Katif.net, features a special section dedicated to the human chain.

The Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidic sector is planning to take an active role in the chain. Rabbi Yehuda Yaroslavsky, head of the Young Chabad organization, announced last week that all "for whom the words of the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe are dear" must take part in the human chain from Gush Katif to the Western Wall.

Katif.net announced today that it had received an email from the Chabad House in Tokyo, declaring its intention to hold a parallel human chain event at the same time around the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo.

We could do it in Boulder, but how far can half a dozen people reach?

good question . . .