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Valley residents come together in support of Palestinians in Gaza

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Arab-Americans and Christians in the Valley came together Saturday night in support of Palestinians in Gaza.

On the second to last night of Ramadan, they broke fast and had a dinner to talk about the latest in the conflict. They had a moment of silence and children lit candles for the thousands who have been killed or wounded.

Since fighting began, Israel has said it has been targeting Hamas, but Arab-Americans say it's about Israel's occupation of the Gaza Strip that started 65 years ago.

“As long as there is occupation, the would-be Palestinian people will be resisting occupation until occupation is gone. It's as simple as that. It is not Hamas. It is not one group. It is not one person,” said Emir Adi with the Arab-American Community Center.

Adi believes the United Nations and the Obama Administration should mandate a cease fire in Gaza.


 

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