BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Louisiana State Capitol Monday to call for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.
“The way the sounds make your eardrums pop, this is the amount of shakes you get because of how terrified you are. These are all things that the people in Gaza have to endure and are enduring every second nonstop for the past 30 days,” Marriam Nofal said.
Nofal describes what she said is taking place in Gaza as Israel continues its airstrikes against Hamas, following the Oct. 7 attack. The attack left over 1,000 Israelis dead and hundreds taken as hostages.
Aishah Abdalah, a Palestinian who attends the University of New Orleans, said there’s no safe space in Gaza.
“Hospitals are being bombed, churches are being bombed, messengers are being bombed, refugee camps are being bombed,” Abdalah said.
Abdalah said others should face what she calls the truth of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
“We’re trying to show everybody that we stand for liberation for our people. Go educate yourself on the history,” Abdalah said.