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Tulsans protest Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Palestine Protest
Posted at 4:53 PM, May 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-22 21:38:27-04

TULSA, Okla — The cease-fire between Hamas and Israel has begun after more than 11 days of non-stop violence.

Saturday afternoon hundreds of Tulsans gathered to peacefully protest the lives lost int he violence among the Palestinian community.

“Cease-fire is not enough, it does not give responsibility to the 65 children who died, the 232 people whose lives were destroyed because of Isreal’s forces and their violence.” Safa Elsoueissi, one of the protest organizers, says.

Protesters tell 2 News they gathered to ask U.S. leaders to condemn Israel for their attack on the Palestinian community.

The fighting that lasted 11 days between Israel and Palestine claimed more than 200 lives, including those of more than 60 children.

Protesters have been chanting "free Palestine and stop killing our children."

Elsoueissi says she worries for the safety of her relatives and friends who live in Gaza.

For her the cease-fire comes as a sigh of relief, but they want all violence to end.

They want the Biden administration and legislators to condemn Israel for their actions.

“We are not anti-jew, we are not judaism, we are anti-zionism, we are anti-children dying on a daily basis because of these war crimes.", Elsoueissi says.

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