pro palestinian marchers rally in washington, demanding gaza ceasefire and accountability for israel’s actions
Many people came together in Washington, D.C to ask for the fighting between Israel and Palestine to stop. All Palestinian supporters participated In this march, and they wanted to make the people world aware of the continuing violence in Gaza. They mentioned that about 250 Palestinians are dying every day in the conflict, maybe more than that.
The protesters demanded a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, the cessation of U.S. funding for the Israeli military, and accountability for war crimes committed by Israel. Signs were carried with the names of Palestinians who had lost their lives, accusing President Joe Biden of involvement in what some referred to as a ‘genocide.’
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), one of the organizing groups, sent a letter to the White House urging President Biden to secure a complete ceasefire, release hostages and political prisoners, and end unconditional U.S. support for Israel.
This letter was about responsibility for what it called the “Gaza genocide” and for starting fair peace talks by ending Israel’s control over Palestine.
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The march happened about 100 days after the conflict began, and Gaza reported over 23,800 Palestinian deaths and 60,000 injuries. The reason for this protest was to show the world the difficult conditions faced by Palestinians in Gaza as they try hard to survive under Israeli attacks.
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South Africa accused Israel of genocide and brought the case to the International Court of Justice. And many countries join them.
Organizers chose this weekend to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. The U.S. celebrates a special day to recognize the importance of opposing unfair treatment, echoing Martin Luther King Jr.’s words: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” The gathering aimed to make people aware of the continuing terrible actions and gather support against government-supported activities in Gaza.