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Protestors Against War in Gaza Gather Outside White House

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NBC News stated that a demonstration took place at the White House on Saturday to object to the Biden administration’s approach to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Many attendees wore keffiyehs and red attire to represent what they believe is a boundary that Israel has crossed.

NBC News reported, “[t]he messages from protesters ranged from pushing for an end to the war and a change in U.S. policy to calls against a two-state solution.

“‘We don’t want no two state, we’re taking back ’48,’ some protesters chanted, referring to the 1948 war that led to the establishment of the state of Israel.

“A group of protesters also yelled, ‘Say it loud, say it clear, we don’t want no Zionists here.’

“Hundreds of signs dotted the crowds, many with messages like ‘lift the siege on Gaza now’ and ‘genocide is our red line,’ but a few had controversial messages including a sign that said ‘f— Israel, stand with Hamas.’ Another sign displayed a Star of David with red handprints around it.

“A handful of protesters wore green headbands that appeared to be similar to those worn by members of Hamas.

“One protester wearing the headband said that it was ‘Hamas’ one,’ though the protester said he does not speak Arabic and was not sure what it said. When asked if he supported Hamas, the protester, who would not give his name, said that he ‘wouldn’t say supporter, I would say maybe sympathizer.’

“Hamas is designated by the U.S. to be a terrorist organization and spearheaded the Oct. 7 attack on Israel where about 1,200 people were killed and around 240 taken hostage, according to Israeli officials. More than 36,000 people in Gaza have been killed since the war began, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, and it is unclear how many are civilians versus militants.

“But the vast majority of protesters did not espouse pro-Hamas views.”

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