(PHOTO: Over 10,000 rallied at the White House today demanding an end to the Israeli bombing and destruction of the Gaza territory. The historic demonstration was the biggest anti-war march in over a generation and bore resemblance to anti-war rallies of the Vietnam War era. Aug 2, 2014)
(August 2, 2014) Thousands Rally to Demand White House End Support of Israeli Attacks on Gaza
The number of people killed in Gaza has spiked to over 1600 and more than 8,000 reported injured. The only remaining power plant in Gaza was destroyed Thursday by Israeli attacks as was the Islamic University of Gaza.
With no electricity for urgent medical care to injured civilians, the situation in Gaza can now be considered a humanitarian crisis.
Dr. Cornell West, Carl Messineo, Legal Director of Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, and Brian Becker of Answer Coalition were among the many who rallied crowds. Rally leaders represented a broad coalition of Jews, Muslim-Americans, Arab-Americans, and Christians opposed to the continued Israeli occupation in Gaza.