In Gaza, Israeli attacks have killed 8,000 women and children (70% of fatalities). Today, the two largest hospitals in Gaza have stopped functioning as they’ve run out of fuel and are surrounded by Israeli forces.
Meanwhile, yesterday, 300-400 hundred people gathered in Seattle’s Columbia Park for a Ceasefire march around the block and rally for families and children. Participants sang songs, painted murals and prayer flags for Palestine, and wrote postcards addressed to state elected officials to demand a ceasefire.
Listen to some sounds and voices from the event. You may hear the rain in some of the clips.
A longer highlight of this event will broadcast tomorrow on KBCS during the Grit at 7 am.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photos: Yuko Kodama
second row – Miwa Nietering (age 6), Nazia Siddiqi
third row – Rose Waterstone and Cypress Waterstone (age 10)
fourth row – Loren, Zachary, Theo, Tony and Didi; mural of handprints
sixth row – the march was around the block
seventh row – Macy Ratliffe “Don’t let the world forget about us. Free Palestine”
eighth row – table to write post cards to Washington state elected officials
ninth row – artwork by Ruth Wilson Gilmore
tenth row – art tent to contribute to the mural and to create prayer flags
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Listen to the interview here: KBCS_M+I_2013-05-06_Rabbi Rosen