Thousands of Israelis flocked on Wednesday to the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem—a spiritually significant site for Jewish people—to “cry out, plead, and invoke heavenly mercy upon all of Israel,” particularly for those still held hostage by Hamas in Gaza.
More than 50,000 people thronged the alleyways of the prayer site, according to i24 News.
Thousands came together in prayer for the kidnapped victims at the Western Wall, including dozens of hostages’ family members ❤️
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A cohort of chief rabbis, prominent Jewish faith leaders, religious organizations and loved ones of those still held hostage by the terrorist group called on the people of Israel to join them in prayer for God’s mercy and protection.
“We pray for God’s mercy on Klal Yisrael, for the healing of the wounded bodies and souls, for the success of the IDF soldiers and the security forces, for the safe return of the hostages,” they said in a joint statement, All Israel News reported.
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