CHICAGO (CBS) –Palestinian supporters in Chicago gathered Sunday afternoon to demand an end to the Israeli air strikes and ground war in Gaza.
They say Israel is indiscriminately killing Palestinians.READ MORE: ‘Holy S**t, I Just Shot Him’: Chief Believes Officer Meant To Use Taser In Fatal Shooting Of Daunte Wright
Hatem Abudayyeh with the Chicago Coalition for Justice told Newsradio that, “People across the world are coming out in condemnation of Israel’s crimes and in condemnation of U.S. support for those crimes.”READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: New Cases Have Nearly Doubled In The Past Month; Infection Rate At Highest Point Since January
Israel’s Deputy Consul to the Midwest says they are defending their citizens against Hamas attacks.
“They’re launching rockets on our civilians,” said Alex Goldman-Shayman.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
He says Hamas often puts the Palestinian people in harm’s way.