Gaza, Al Ray - New Yorkers and New Jerseyans protested outside the Israeli consulate in New York City against Israel's West Bank mass raids and arrests.
'Samidoun Network', a group of activists from North America working to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom, said the protest was called by Jewish Voice for Peace and called for freedom for Palestinian prisoners.
Members of Al-Awda New York, American Muslims for Palestine, the US Palestinian Community Network and a number of activists from student and other solidarity organizations joined the protest.
Until now, 576 Palestinians, mostly with links to Hamas, whom Israel accuses of kidnapping three Israelis two week ago without providing evidence, have been affected by an Israeli crackdown across the occupied West Bank.
The crackdown took shape in killings, bombings, home demolitions and invasions.