Hundreds of American Jewish activists peacefully occupied New York’s Statue of Liberty to demand an end to Israel’s “genocidal bombing” of civilians in Gaza and a ceasefire.
Wearing black T-shirts emblazoned with the slogans “Jews demand a ceasefire now” or “Not in our name,” demonstrators from the Jewish Voice for Peace group unfurled banners Monday reading “The world everyone is watching” and “Palestinians should be free” at the foot of the New York monument.
It was the latest pro-Palestinian demonstration which has been taking place in the United States since the start of the war a month ago.
On Saturday, tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Washington to call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and denounce the American policy of support for Israel.
At the end of October, thousands of people busy the immense Grand Central station in Manhattan with the same requirements.
Separately, thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, including some from American Jewish organizations, closed the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan to the multicultural and fashionable district on the other side of the East River.