USCPR Executive Director on Protests in Solidarity with Palestine


Hundreds of people protested in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Miami after the Israeli regime bombed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, attacked worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and attempted to expel Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported a total of 202 Palestinians killed and over 5,000 injured.

Many people joined protests in solidarity with the Palestinian people all around the globe. USCPR’s Executive Director Ahmad Abuznaid joined a protest in Miami and commented on the events taking place:

“It was really beautiful because as a Palestinian, as a human being whose people are facing ethnic cleansing, you feel really alone and you feel really hopeless and you come to a rally like this with thousands of people — young, old, men, women, non-Palestinians — it was really a beautiful effort,” said Ahmad Abuznaid, executive director of US Campaign for Palestinian Rights and co-organizer of the events.

“As a Palestinian, a lot of times you feel very alone. A friend of mine just messaged me to say he lost 21 members of his family to one of the airstrikes in Gaza. I want him to feel us. I want his family back home to feel us. We are not going to stop until we get justice,” Abuznaid said.


Read more in the articles below:

South Florida Palestinians, Jews and others join global protests” by Austen Erblat in South Florida Sun Sentinel

Locals gather in Wynwood to speak out about Middle East Conflict” by Joseph Ojo and Michelle Solomon in Local 10