NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Manhattan Saturday to protest Israeli actions against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
Ralliers began organizing near Columbus Circle, and planned to march to the United Nations headquarters.
Zouleikha Ban, who was born in Algeria and lives in Staten Island, said protesters feel they are all Palestinians because “there is no justice” in Gaza.
Protest organizers are calling for an end to U.S. aid to Israel.
Many demonstrators say it’s no longer just about the firing across the border, it’s about Israel’s blockade of Gaza, 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported. Some protesters said they don’t believe Israel has the right to exist as a Jewish state.