Jewish New Yorkers demand Israel to halt attacks on Gaza in front of Statue of Liberty

2023-11-07 11:05:06 | Last Update : 2023-11-07 12:19:38

As the death toll from Israel's attacks on Palestine surpasses 10,000, many Jewish groups around the world continue to call for a ceasefire. Hundreds of U.S. Jewish activists gathered in front of New York's Statue of Liberty on Monday to demand an immediate cease-fire and an end to Israel's "genocidal bombardment" of civilians in Gaza.

As the death toll from Israel's attacks on Palestine surpassed 10,000 on Monday, many Jewish groups around the world continued to call for a ceasefire. A demonstration in support of Palestine was held in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York, one of the symbols of the United States.

Hundreds of U.S. Jewish activists, under the group called Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), staged a peaceful sit-in in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York on Monday to demand an immediate cease-fire by Israel and for Israel to end its "genocidal bombardment" of civilians in Gaza.

Dressed in black T-shirts emblazoned with the slogans "Jews demand ceasefire now," or "Not in our name," the protesters unfurled banners reading, "The whole world is watching," and "Palestinians should be free," at the base of New York's iconic statue.

"The famous words of our Jewish ancestor Emma Lazarus etched into this very monument compel us to take action supporting the Palestinians of Gaza yearning to breathe free," Jay Saper of JVP, the gathering's organizer, emphasized.

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in support of Palestine in Washington, while marches were held in New York, Seattle, and many other cities across U.S.

WHAT HAPPENED

Hamas’ military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called “Al-Aqsa Flood” on the morning of Oct. 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed 10,022 people, including 4,104 children, 2,641 women, and 397 elderly people. It injured at least 32,000 people in its attacks on Gaza.

It was reported that 1,400 Israelis, including 324 soldiers, were killed and 5,132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.
The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2.5 million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In the occupied West Bank, 106 Palestinians were killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers. In Israel’s attacks on Gaza, 38 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since Oct. 8, 55 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.

Most recently, Israel attacked the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing civilians.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was breaking off all contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of Israeli attacks on civilians in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Ihlas News Agency

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