Why Israel Came To A Halt After Sirens Today

The official state ceremony, which marked the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem, commenced immediately after the siren.
The war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group, which rules the Gaza Strip, erupted after Hamas fighters carried out a deadly attack on southern Israel on October 7.

Israel came to a halt today, here's why

New Delhi: Amid the raging war in the Middle East, Israel came to a standstill for two minutes at 10 am as the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day siren wailed to commemorate the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II.
According to a report in Times of Israel, the sirens brought life to a halt with pedestrians standing in place, buses stopping on busy streets. The official state ceremony, which marked the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem, commenced immediately after the siren.
Ceremonies were also held at memorials nationwide throughout the day, and in schools.
A report in The Jerusalem Post stated that wreaths were laid at the foot of the six torches lit on Sunday night at Yad Vashem by dignitaries and representatives of survivor groups and institutions.
In the Holocaust from 1933-1945, around six million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime and its allies. They had also targeted millions of individuals from other targeted groups were murdered by the Nazis and their allies in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East as well.
Notably, places of entertainment are closed, and memorial ceremonies are held throughout Israel on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Whereas, the ceremonies are held at Yad Vashem on the evening and the morning of the memorial day, the report added.
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