Citizens call for end to Gaza bombings
A handful of placard-bearing citizens turned out yesterday to call for an end to the weeks-long bombing of the Gaza Strip by Israel and to show their solidarity with thousands of Palestinians who now have no homes or access to food and water.
The two-hour protest action in front of the Umana Yana in Kingston was organized by a group of friends who, prompted by social media, felt more had to be done to shed light on the killings.
A planned three-day ceasefire yesterday between Israel and Gaza militants collapsed and was followed by more shelling and bombings. Reuters reported that renewed Israeli shelling killed more than 70 Palestinians and wounded some 220. Palestinian militants were also accused of attacks on Israel yesterday.
One of the protesters yesterday noted that persons had taken to social media to vehemently object to the present crisis. “We felt like we were just posting things without actually really doing anything,” Krysta, said.
“What’s going on there is absolutely shameful,” she further said. She continued, “We need to recognize that lives have been meaninglessly lost, especially those innocent persons who never asked for this. This is just one way of us objecting to these actions.”
She explained that they had chosen Emancipation Day to protest because the day was one of freedom. Persons suffering from the bombings, she said, also needed to be …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.