NEW YORK — About 500 demonstrators in New York turned out Saturday to protest Israeli actions against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
They met near Columbus Circle and marched to United Nations headquarters Saturday, chanting: “Free, free Palestine! Occupation is a crime!”
Zouleikha Ban said she was born in Algeria, but protesters feel they are all Palestinians because, she said, “there is no justice” in Gaza.
Protest organizers called for an end to US aid to Israel.
A social media movement aimed at uniting Jews and Arabs planned a silent protest and candlelight vigil in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near UN headquarters later Saturday.
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian supporters demonstrated in front of a midtown Manhattan office building on August 1 after a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire broke down in Gaza.
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