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On Thursday evening, July 24, several hundred people including many Jews gathered in Foley Square for an anti-Israeli rally. The names of over 100 children killed in Gaza were read aloud as several people stretched out a long tape bearing the names and ages of the dead.
The rally was organized by Adalah-NY and called for, “an end to the U.S. government’s and New York City elected officials’ support for Israel’s current massacre in Gaza, and Israel’s ongoing occupation and colonization of Palestine,” according to a release by the group.
Israel and its supporters say the responsibility for the deaths on both sides rests squarely on Hamas, which has hidden weapons in schools, and has continued to target rockets at civilian areas in Israel.