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Pro-Palestine rally held at Yonkers City Hall in wake of Middle East violence

Hundreds of protesters at Yonkers City Hall demonstrated and carried signs to voice their support for Palestine.

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2021, 8:57 PM

Updated 1,132 days ago

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The recent violence in the Middle East prompted a pro-Palestine rally in Yonkers Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of protesters at Yonkers City Hall demonstrated and carried signs to voice their support for Palestine.
This rally is one of the latest of such demonstrations being held throughout the U.S.
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people Sunday, Palestinian medics said, in the deadliest single attack in the latest round of violence. Despite the toll and international efforts to broker a cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on.
In a televised address, Netanyahu said the attacks were continuing at “full-force” and would “take time.“ Israel “wants to levy a heavy price” on the Hamas militant group, he said, flanked by his defense minister and political rival, Benny Gantz, in a show of unity.
Hamas also pressed on, launching rockets from civilian areas in Gaza toward civilian areas in Israel. One slammed into a synagogue in the southern city of Ashkelon hours before evening services for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, Israeli emergency services said. No injuries were reported.
AP Wire Services were used in this report.


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