Kibbutz Kfar Aza canceled its annual Kites for Freedom event, following the massacres committed by Hamas terrorists on October 7 in the community and other towns near the Gaza Strip.
During the annual event, kibbutz members would fly kites with messages of freedom and peace for their Palestinian neighbors in Gaza.
The event was organized for the last 15 years by kibbutz resident Aviv Kutz.
Kutz and his family — his wife, Livnat and their three children Yonatan, Yiftach and Rotem — were all found murdered in their Kfar Aza home during the massacres last month.
In place of the event, kibbutz members gathered Thursday in Tel Aviv’s Charles Clore Park in memory of those killed and to express a message of unity and hope that the captives will soon be released.
Members of Kibbutz Kfar Aza urged the rest of the country to fly their own kites, at any intersection, community or home.