Protesters march in Raleigh to demand a ceasefire in Gaza

Protesters gathered in Moore Square on Tuesday evening, calling on the Israeli government to end its invasion of Rafah in Gaza and for an end to hostilities between Israel and Hamas.

Protesters gathered just after 6 p.m. in the park and began marching on East Hargett Street just after 7 p.m. Those present said they would continue their protests as long as the war continued.

“Boycotts will not stop (and) protests will not stop until Palestine is free,” Omar Nabulsi said.

Local health officials in Gaza do not distinguish between fighters and civilians in their assessments.

Many people in Raleigh said they want the war to end and are asking more North Carolinians to call for a ceasefire.

“I want them to know that we want this war to end,” Samira Haddad said. “We are worried and we are worried for the people of Gaza. »

Israeli authorities have asked residents of Rafah to evacuate, but protesters said those remaining in the area have nowhere safe to go.

“That was the last safe zone they were asked to evacuate to,” Nabulsi said. “The only place they can go isn’t even habitable. »

The protest was peaceful and no one was arrested, and organizers said they were planning another protest this weekend.