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Pro-Palestinian protesters block the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge

Decades-long shadow war between Israel and Iran now in the open


Decades-long shadow war between Israel and Iran now in the open

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BEACON, NY – About a dozen protesters stopped westbound traffic on the Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon Bridge over the Hudson River Monday morning.

The protesters say the civil disobedience was intended to call for a free Palestine and to draw attention to what they say is “the ongoing genocide committed by Israel against the people of Gaza.”

New York State Police said the protesters had been taken into custody.

Similar protests took place across the country.

In Chicago, protesters blocked the entrance to O’Hare International Airport. Traffic up The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was also closed due to a blockade of demonstrators. The interstate in Oakland, I-280, was also closed due to protest activities.

The protests come a day after Iran’s launch a retaliatory attack on Israel involving hundreds of missiles and drones. It is the first time that the state of Iran has directly attacked Israel. The attack is said to be in retaliation for the Israeli attack on an Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1, which killed seven officers of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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There have been numerous pro-Palestinian protests in New York City And around the Tri-state area after Hamas fighters attacked Israel on October 7, 2023, killing more than 1,200 people and capturing more than 200 hostages, according to Israeli officials.. That attack was the reason Israel’s war against Hamas. Israel has been widely criticized for the way it continued the war, which has disappeared more than 33,000 Palestinian deathsThis was reported by the Hamas-led Ministry of Health.

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