Protesters demand a stop to Israeli’s strike on Gaza

Dhaka,  Wed,  24 May 2017
Published : 12 May 2017, 18:38:29
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Protesters demand a stop to Israeli’s strike on Gaza

Hundreds rallied outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC to demand an end to the ongoing airstrikes on the Gaza Strip that have killed more than 100 Palestinians, according to media reports.

“We simply feel what is happening is horrific, it’s against international law,” says Liana Smith with Jewish Voice for Peace. “The Palestinians are an occupied people.”

Israel says it will muzzle the terrorist group Hamas that’s launching rocket attacks on Israel.

The protests drew hundreds, many dressed in kafiyas and waving Palestinian flags.

“Netanyahu you can’t hide. We charge with genocide,” others chant. Among them is Patty Johnson, an Episcopalian who says her faith compels her to protest. Asked whether she believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is guilty of genocide, she replies she “charges the Israeli government with the oppression of the Palestinian people.”

Pressed again, Johnson says “I’ve been there. I’ve seen it.”

During the action Alli McCracken, the national director with CodePink, announces a journalist has been arrested for crossing too close to the Israeli embassy. VR cannot confirm the arrest at this time.

 
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