As the Hamas-Israel war rages, hundreds of people gathered in North Texas on Sunday to show support for both Palestine and Israel.
During a Protest for Palestine in Dallas, a sizable gathering chanted outside City Hall in solidarity of Palestinians impacted in Gaza. The enormous turnout shocked and pleased the organisers, they claimed.
“When our people in Palestine rise up, we rise up,” stated Palestinian Youth Movement, Dallas Chapter member Raneem Al-Hendy.
According to the Health Ministry in Gaza, over 2,670 people—including hundreds of children—had died and over 9,600 more have been injured as a result of Israeli bombings, as of Sunday.
The Israeli military warned everyone in northern Gaza on Thursday to evacuate to the south of the territory, causing hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes and increasing fears of an impending Israeli invasion.
According to the organisers, the large attendance at this gathering in Dallas to support Palestine has shocked and pleased them. The Irving Texas Stands with Israel event rapidly sold out.
Protesters stated that the purpose of the Irving gathering was to express solidarity and hope that all of their loved ones and Israelis will survive this safely. During one moment, the whole assembly chanted, “Let my people go.
Hamas Causing Severe Damage
Israel claims that since Hamas launched the well-planned, multifaceted offensive from the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian region it has ruled for years, at least 1,300 people have died there, the majority of them civilians.
The event swiftly filled to capacity. The intention is to express solidarity and hope that all Israelis and their loved ones will survive this safely.
Threats to the United States have increased, according to FBI Director Christopher Wray, since Hamas attacked Israel.
He claimed that there have been threats against Muslims and Jews in the United States, as well as against their organisations and places of worship, and that the FBI is “moving quickly to mitigate” these concerns.