Israel-Hamas war discussed at Palestine Museum in Woodbridge

Faisal Saleh, founder of the museum, shared his thoughts on the Palestinian-American experience and the effect the Israel-Hamas war has had on them.

Robyn Karashik

Oct 15, 2023, 10:33 PM

Updated 271 days ago

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The Palestine Museum U.S. held an open house in Woodbridge on Sunday to discuss current events in Gaza.
Faisal Saleh, founder of the museum, shared his thoughts on the Palestinian-American experience and the effect the Israel-Hamas war has had on them.
“It is imperative to understand that the current situation in Gaza did not materialize overnight, nor did it merely begin a week ago,” says Saleh. “Rather, it is a product of a prolonged history that spans back 75 years.”
Organizers also gave slideshow presentations on the history of Gaza and how the U.S. can support Palestinian civilians in need of resources.
More than 1,300 Israelis have been killed, the vast majority of them civilians, in Hamas' Oct. 7 assault. An estimated 150 others, including children, were captured by Hamas and taken into Gaza. It's also the deadliest war for Israel since the 1973 conflict with Egypt and Syria.
The Gaza Health Ministry said 2,450 Palestinians have been killed and 9,200 wounded since the fighting erupted, more than in the 2014 Gaza war, which lasted over six weeks. That makes this the deadliest of the five Gaza wars for both sides.
AP Wire Services contributed to this report.


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