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New Yorkers Hold Vigil and Reading of the Names of 30,000 Gazans Killed by Israel Since Oct. 7

HeadlineFeb 29, 2024

Here in New York, activists are observing a 24-hour vigil in front of City Hall. Participants are reading the names of the 30,000 Palestinians killed since October 7. A number of city councilmembers have appeared at the vigil since it kicked off Wednesday amid an effort to pass a ceasefire resolution in New York City. Audrey Sasson, director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, spoke yesterday.

Audrey Sasson: “You do not have to be Arab, Muslim, Palestinian or, in my case, in the case of our members, Jews who say 'no' to speak out against an unfolding genocide. You simply need to be a human being who is paying attention.”

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