NEW YORK, Monday, August 8, 2022 (WAFA) - Supporters of Palestine from across the New York City area rallied today outside the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces headquarters in Manhattan after a three-day Israeli bombing campaign against the Gaza Strip.
Members and supporters of Within Our Lifetime, Samidoun New York/New Jersey, the Palestinian Youth Movement, Decolonize This Place, and Existence Is Resistance participated in the rally titled “NYC Stands with Gaza emergency rally.”
“New Yorkers are standing with Palestinians defending themselves against bombs from the Israeli state that murders, occupies, and oppresses Palestinians daily,” said Nerdeen Kiswani, chair of Within Our Lifetime. “45 people in Gaza were killed. How many more Palestinians have to die before we stop Israeli colonization?”
A ceasefire agreement late Sunday followed Israel’s killings of at least 45 Palestinians, including 15 children, and wounding of 360 more.
“We commend the brave Palestinian resistance forces as they courageously defend the Palestinian people amid the latest attack by the murderous Israeli state,” said Laila Boutros, coordinator of Samidoun New York/New Jersey. “This Zionist attack on Gaza has killed at least 45 Palestinians, yet the people of Palestine remain steadfast in the face of such monstrous crimes against them.”