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Jewish Peace Activists in New Mexico Hold Protests Demanding Senators Call for Gaza Ceasefire

HeadlineOct 24, 2023

Here in the United States, pressure is mounting on more congressmembers to join calls for a Gaza ceasefire. On Monday, protesters in New Mexico, held nonviolent sit-in protests at the offices of Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján, led by Jewish peace activists. Nine people were arrested. The protests came as hundreds of congressional staffers issued an open letter urging lawmakers to support a peaceful resolution to the attacks on Gaza, the return of Israeli hostages, and to grant access to humanitarian aid to the Palestinian territory. Only 18 U.S. lawmakers have signed the ceasefire resolution so far, including Congressmembers Greg Casar, Pramila Jayapal and Ilhan Omar.

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