Medical facilities across the country are organizing ceremonies to mark the 100th day since the October 7 massacre and the commencement of Israel’s conflict with Hamas. These events also express solidarity with the 136 Israeli and foreign individuals currently held in Gaza by Hamas and other terror groups.
During these gatherings, participants observe moments of silence in memory of those lost on October 7, including members of the IDF, Israel Police, and security services who died in the conflict. Some ceremonies include prayers for the injured, the well-being of IDF forces, and speeches by leaders of medical centers.
Yaniv Fogel, administrative director of Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, conveys the institution’s support for IDF soldiers and security service branches operating in Gaza. He expresses remembrance for the fallen, hopes for the swift return of kidnapped individuals, and prays for the recovery of the wounded.
At Hadassah in Jerusalem, director-general Prof. Yoram Weiss commends everyone at the hospital for their efforts in caring for the injured during these 100 days. He expresses pride in the Hadassah community’s contributions to saving lives and providing treatment and rehabilitation for the wounded.
The October 7 attack by Hamas on southern Israel resulted in the destruction of entire communities and the tragic loss of 1,200 lives, primarily civilians. Additionally, 240 Israelis and foreign nationals were taken as hostages to Gaza on that day by the terrorists. While some were released during a truce mediated by Qatar and Egypt in late November, 136 hostages, some confirmed to no longer be alive, remain captive in Gaza under the control of Hamas and other terrorist groups.