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Thousands march in downtown Chicago protesting attacks in Gaza

Thousands of Palestinian protesters and sympathizers demonstrated today in downtown Chicago at the Israeli Consulate.

The protestors demanded an immediate halt to Israel’s military action in Gaza, where more than 400 people have been killed.

They say there are a quarter million Palestinians in Chicago and they are not being heard.

The consulate general released a statement in response to the marchers saying, “Today, is a tragic day. 13 Israeli soldiers were killed by the terrorist organization Hamas. We regret the loss of civilians on both sides. Hamas continues to brutally  attack 6 million Israeli citizens and puts its own population in danger. We have to stop it.”
Secretary of State John Kerry says he expects to return to the Middle East soon in an effort to stop the bloodshed in Gaza.

Related: Sunday marks deadliest day in Gaza so far

15 comments

  • Brandon

    LOSERS! Progressives and LIBTARDS! How would you like to be ATTACKED on a REGULAR basis and have your livelihoods THREATENED?!?! What is ISRAEL was the United States and Canada was Hamas/Palestine? Would you be PROTESTING then? Get a DAMN CLUE!

  • MSKhan

    Brandon, It is not a WAR between countries!!
    Israeel attacking and targeting kids woman and all civilians , that is the difference… we should raise voice together,,,

    • gregory Pentz

      wake up idiot, the Hamas terrorists are putting their rockets and guns in the middle of schools , hospitals and homes and telling people to stay there while they go underground and bunkers and the Israelites are warning the people first to evacuate before they bomb and dropping pamplets and even firing dummy bombs first as a warning. Hamas are murderers and the Israelies are just defending their countries. I am sure you would just sit on your ignorant ass if hames was firing thousand of rockets at your home and kidnapping your family . wake up loser and look at the real facts.

  • AJ Lynch

    Anybody defending Palestinians are basically saying Terrorism to the US or her allies is basically okay.

  • Maybenexttime

    As far as I am concerned, the people protesting in favor of Palestinian Jihad and Hamas are just as guilty of terrorism. So glad I don’t work in the city anymore so I don’t have to watch ignorance.

  • gina

    listen whole world is its own terrorist we all fight each other…russia america mexico south america this whole shity world is againt itself we all bleed the same color…people talk shit about letting palestiniens in cause of 9/11..but thats it..thats all we know thats all anyone knows that they put 2 planes in a building…but is it the truth..think about it nobody knows exactly what happened that day…or anyday something happens…what about the people from europe…nobody says shit about letting russians in or jews or italians or anyone from any other country…this is America the land and opportunity…and america seems to be the only country disliking the fact of other nationalities and religions are in this country..ignorance is everywhere….its in everyone all over the world

  • NANCY

    It is so sad that the wolf wear the sheep fur and every body see the truth and pretend not knowing it. when the Israely army kills the father, Uncle, brother,and humiliate the mother or sister if not killing them too.Takes the house and leaves them homeless dreamless with no water or education with no where to go in a big jail called Gaza. No one can enter or exit without the Israeli permision. I bet if you were in Gaza’s position you would fight more then what Hamas is doing.

  • JonCarry

    When Hamas stops hiding behind women and children, when they stop firing rockets from the parking lots of hospitals, when they stop using Down Syndrome victims for suicide bombings, then maybe this madness will end.

  • R W

    Why aren’t they protesting the fact that the Palestinians are doing nothing to stop the Hamas from attacking Israel, which is the reason Israel is firing back? Every country has a right to defend itself. This protest makes no sense!

  • SAS

    Bring on the protests – Israel is conducting a genocide against the Palestinian people and people everywhere have the right and responsibility to condemn it.

  • Paul Miranda

    “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)

    “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted My land.” (Joel 3:2)

    “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12:3)

  • Kal Vintorrez

    Israel will survive. The Palestinians who use children as shields are the cowards & killers. The Palestinians (in the USA) who back the Hamas Terrorists should leave the USA. The Israeli people, are the only true friends the USA has in that region.

  • Melissa

    My biggest and first question is this: why the heck are there so many Palestinians in Chicago? If they are so patriotic then why aren’t they there instead of here? Why should the USA be taking care of you, why is not your government taking care of you?

  • kyle

    These people have lost their mind. Ask any of them who Hamas is and what they stand for and none of them will be able to answer the questions. This is what happens when our media decides to show only one side of the story and not the other. Why is it all we see is a terrorist organization being represented in the media and not Israel? How about the Israeli civilians who have been killed? Why have these images not been shown? Sure civilians are dying. That’s what happens when terrorists hide weapons next to civilians. There’s videos of them even doing it, but we won’t see those in American media.

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