On Monday afternoon, they started to appear one by one on social media.
The wind is blowing Israeli flags. Israeli flags feature images of embracing families. Israeli flags bearing the text “Am Yisrael chai,” which translates to “The nation of Israel survives,” and a smiling mother and her two daughters.
Within hours of Rabbi Leo Dee’s request to post pictures of Israeli flags online to remember his late wife Lucy and children Maia and Rina, the photos were shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
During a car attack on April 7 during the Passover holiday, a terrorist shot and killed a 22-year-old and a 15-year-old.
Three days later, on April 10, the day his 48-year-old wife died from her injuries, he said in a press conference, “If you feel that it was wrong to shoot dead, at close range, three beautiful, innocent young ladies in the prime of their lives, then please post a picture of you, or your spouse, or your children, with an Israeli flag.”
Alternatively, share a photo of an Israeli flag on Facebook, Instagram, or another social media platform.
Among those who responded to Dee’s call was the Israel-educational nonprofit StandWithUs.
The nonprofit, apolitical organization said, “We are standing with the Dee family, who lost their beautiful wife and mother,
Lucy, and adolescent daughters, Maia and Rina, to Palestinian terrorism. We’re going with Rabbi Leo Dees’ call.