A Local Show of Support for Palestinians

By Virgilio Baker
Special to The Truth

On Sunday, May 16, northwest Ohioans staged an anti-Israel protest at the corner of Central and Secor to show support for the Palestinians and during the violence that has caused so much damage, death and destruction in Gaza. This was a peaceful show of support for Palestinians caught in the middle of the conflict. This was one of many protests demonstrating support for the Palestinians around the world.

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas began on May 10 and is in its second week. Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed and about a dozen Israelis thus far as the Hamas rockets are greatly overmatched by the Israeli Defense Force air strikes.

The source of the current conflict, the worst in years, was the Israeli decision to evict Arab residents in East Jerusalem in order to bring in Israeli settlers.