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Emergency Protest in New York Demands End to Israeli Assaults on Palestinians

HeadlineAug 09, 2022

Here in New York, hundreds of people gathered outside the Midtown Manhattan offices of the group Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Monday for an emergency rally in response to Israel’s ongoing assault on Gaza. This is Abdullah Akl of the group Within Our Lifetime, which organized the protest.

Abdullah Akl: “This protest is happening all across the country, especially as Gaza is being bombed today and in the last four days. Ceasefire doesn’t really mean a ceasefire, because, as we know, ceasefires are broken time and time again, especially by apartheid forces. And so, we’re here saying that ceasefires don’t work. We’re here fighting for absolute liberation of Palestine.”

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