Nine American Jews protesters against Israel’s military assault on Gaza were arrested on Tuesday.
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:23PM GMT
Nine American Jewish activists protesting Israel’s massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were arrested on Tuesday in New York City after occupying the offices of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).
The activists, members of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Jews Say No! (JSN), stood in the FIDF office in midtown Manhattan for an hour, holding a banner, singing songs in Hebrew and English and reading the names of the more than 600 dead Palestinians who have been killed as a result of the Israeli attacks.
The demonstrators demanded that the FIDF stop funding the Israeli military. FIDF is a US-based multi-million dollar organization that collects funds to send to the Israeli army.
The protestors were arrested by New York Police Department (NYPD) officers, including members of…
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