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November 15, 2012

Online campaign urging Israel supporters to wear red

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A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 15.  Photo by REUTERS/ Darren Whiteside

A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 15. Photo by REUTERS/ Darren Whiteside

An online campaign is asking people around the world to send in photos of themselves wearing red clothing in support of residents of southern Israel.

The Stop The Rockets campaign was launched Tuesday by the Australasian Union of Jewish Students to remind people of the Code Red alarm sounded when a rocket is about to fall in the area. Photos from such places as Australia, the United States, Canada and Israel have been uploaded to Facebook.

The campaign was the joint initiative of AUJS students and Leora Golomb, The Jewish Agency for Israel's emissary to AUJS.

“As a former student at Ben-Gurion University who lived for three years in Beersheva, I explained to the students how difficult it was for the residents of the South," Golomb said. "I felt that we needed to do something, no matter how small, to show our support and solidarity. The students agreed and immediately began working on the campaign."

Some 150 rockets fired from Gaza struck Israel from Nov. 10 to Nov. 13. Since Wednesday evening, more than 140 rockets have struck Israel, killing three.

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