Anti-Israel Protesters Mob Oct. 7 Memorial

A group of pro-Palestinian protesters crowded around a memorial for some of the civilians murdered in the Hamas terrorist attack last Oct. 7 that killed more than 1,200 people. The New York City protest included multiple calls for violence, including support for an “intifada.”

The protesters marched near a memorial exhibit for the victims of the Nova Music Festival. Terrorists killed 364 people and abducted others on Oct. 7. The attack also included a series of reported rapes.

The group carried a series of Palestinian banners and messages, and many wore Palestinian headscarves or masks.

The march occurred during the self-proclaimed “citywide day of rage for Gaza” and included at least one person holding the flag of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. The marchers included a number of violent slogans, including “Israel go to hell.”

The protesters set off a series of flares and smoke bombs outside of the exhibit on Monday night.

The group was organized by the group Within Our Lifetime and included a banner that read “Long live October 7th.”

‘Intifada’ references fighting against Israel that has broken out several times in the last several decades. The term has been used at other protests, as well.

The demonstration in New York followed a series of other recent anti-Israel protests. Last week a protest at the White House required an additional security fence. Several of the protesters carried explicitly pro-Hamas statements.

There has also been a return of student protests following large-scale demonstrations on college campuses. This includes new protests at UCLA in California.

The protests came just days after Israel announced the rescue of four hostages who were being held captive in civilian homes.

Palestinian sources claimed that the daring raid killed a number of civilians. The operation was a success but resulted in the death of an Israeli servicemember.

It is not clear how many of the more than 200 hostages taken by Hamas in the Oct. 7 attack are still alive.