More than 100 protesters of Israel’s incursion into the Gaza Strip marched on the state Capitol Friday carrying banners and a mock corpse and demanding an end to the violence.

The protesters were responding to a national call for solidarity with the Palestinian people issued by the Muslim American Society. In Raleigh, they included Palestinian natives, Muslims, Christians and a handful of Jews. . .

The group included a Franciscan friar, a Jewish social worker and a restaurant owner who is Muslim. Many said they were equally angry with the U.S. government.

“Here’s the hypocrisy,” said Iyad Hindi of Raleigh. “We demand democracy and human rights but deny it to the Palestinian people.”


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