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Albany rally targets Gaza

Protesters call for support of ‘suffering’ area

Eyad Alkurabi, right, leads a protest Saturday in Albany’s West Capital Park in solidarity with people living in the Gaza Strip.
Photographer: Sudip Bhattacharya
Eyad Alkurabi, right, leads a protest Saturday in Albany’s West Capital Park in solidarity with people living in the Gaza Strip.
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For some Americans, the conflict between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is too far away to be fully understood. For others, like Palestinian-American Eyad Alkurabi, the fighting, the deaths and the ruin caused by war are more than just images and statistics. It’s his people suffering, and sometimes, it’s difficult to see. “You don’t want to be alone,” he said. “You feel very sad. You feel helpless.” Alkurabi, who was born in Troy, ...


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wmarincic
August 10, 2014
6:49 a.m.

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Stop bombing Israel and stop using your children as human shields. Let Israel live in peace.

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