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Activists in White Plains hold vigil for peace in the Middle East

Attendees wore all black with white dove pins, waved an earth flag and shared songs and poems in Hebrew and Arabic.

Jonathan Gordon

Oct 19, 2023, 11:05 PM

Updated 242 days ago

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Dozens of people rallied in downtown White Plains on Thursday evening to call for peace in the Middle East with a silent vigil.
Attendees wore all black with white dove pins, waved an earth flag and shared songs and poems in Hebrew and Arabic.
The event was led by the WESPAC foundation, which is an organization that fights for progressive social change in Westchester County.
Organizers said they wanted to come together to mourn the lives lost during the war between Israel and Hamas, grieve collectively, and offer support to those experiencing pain from the conflict overseas.
"We wanted to come together as American Jews, as American Palestinians, and say we mourn and grieve," said Nada Khader, WESPAC Foundation executive director.
Many expressed a hope for a brighter future in the region and lasting peace overseas.


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