A small but growing grass-roots memorial to the Oct. 7 terror attacks in Israel is getting attention from passersby in downtown Walnut Creek – and stirring the emotions of locals on both sides of the conflict.
Hamas fighters killed an estimated 1,400 Israelis, largely civilians, in a surprise attack on the country that day. An estimated 10,000 Palestinians have since died as Israel’s military retaliated with bombing strikes and subsequent efforts to root out the terrorist group Hamas.
The brutal terror strike and subsequent plight of civilians in the Gaza Strip has ignited protests across some parts of the United States. A few local demonstrations have been peaceful for the most part.