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: Working For Chicago: Nordstrom Holds Hiring Event Through Friday Night
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: 'Boom!': Residents Wake Up To Storm Damage Throughout Chicago
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: Firefighters Battle Fire At Recycling Facility In Gary, Indiana
He says Hamas often puts the Palestinian people in harm’s way.