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Pro-Palestine Demonstrators Protest Outside New York AIPAC Offices

Pro-Palestine demonstrators marched through midtown Manhattan on May 18, stopping in front of the New York offices of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

AIPAC is a lobbying group representing pro-Israel interests in the US, and is often the target of critics of the country’s policies. During Israel’s current campaign in Gaza, AIPAC has defended the military intervention, and said that Hamas uses civilians as “human shields.”

On Tuesday, health officials in Gaza said that at least 213 people have been killed and more than 1,400 injured inside the Palestinian enclave since the start of Israeli strikes on May 10. At least 12 people have been reported killed inside Israel after militants in Gaza began firing thousands of rockets.

On Tuesday, protesters marched through parts of midtown Manhattan, stopping in front of AIPAC’s Third Avenue offices, where this video was taken. Credit: Jason Rosenberg via Storyful