About five hundred protestors showed up at the Vancouver Art Gallery this afternoon in support of Palestine.
Organizers say they’re sick of the violence in Gaza.
“It’s a complete terror for people in Gaza right now. People can’t sleep, they never know when they’re building is going to be bombed, even U-N buildings have been bombed; places that are supposed to be safe. And this is being called a war crime. It is a war crime.”
“I believe Jewish people and Palestinian people can live together, but I think that Israel is not a government that wants peace.”
Janine Solanki says the brutality in Gaza has carried on long enough.
“As we saw today, people want to see an end to these criminal acts against the Palestinian people – against this brutality and that’s why we had so many people out here expressing that and the attacks on Gaza.”
Despite having family in Israel, Noah Fine empathizes with Palestinians who have suffered the most human casualties in the conflict.
“My heart even as a Jewish person is going out to the Palestinian people, defenseless against one of the most powerful military mights in this world, against people who have nothing except what they can make in their own home.”
The conflict is now in its 26th day with over sixteen hundred Palestinians killed in the process.