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Australian Landmarks To Light Up Blue And White In Support Of Israel

The Sydney Opera House and Brisbane’s Story Bridge will be lit blue and white as a sign of support for the people of Israel.

More than 1,000 people have been killed in the sudden attack from Hamas towards Israel which began on Saturday. The death toll includes 413 Palestinians.

On Monday morning, it was confirmed around 260 bodies were retrieved from a music festival attacked by Hamas.

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Over the weekend, footage emerged on social media of festivalgoers fleeing the site amid the attacks.

On Sunday, NSW Premier Chris Minns said his government was “concerned” about the attacks and is thinking of the “Jewish communities in Sydney that may have family members in Israel”.

“We want to ensure that any work that we can do with the community in Sydney and New South Wales, that’s exactly what we’ll do.

“And we’re monitoring the situation very closely to see if there’s any New South Wales citizens that are living in or are on holidays or on pilgrimage in the Middle East.”

Today’s epsiode of The Briefing explains the conflict in Israel. Tom Tilley and Katrina Blowers are joined by Ali Hashem.

In Brisbane, Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Story Bridge will be “lit blue and white in solidarity with our friends in Israel and Brisbane’s Jewish community”.

The acts of support follows that of other countries, including Germany, which has lit the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin blue and white.

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