‘Free Palestine’ Demonstrators Gather Outside White House

By Carla Murphy Aug 04, 2014

An estimated 10,000 people demonstrated in Washington, DC this weekend calling for an end to violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The rally was billed as the largest pro-Palestinian march in the United States, Politico reports

The Washington Post’s coverage reveals what appears to have been a uniquely American gathering: 

Caya Cagri, 60, of Kensington, Md., and her sister, Beyhand Trock, 59, of Bethesda, Md., don’t agree in all their views about the conflict, but both showed up to support peace in Gaza.

"Our mother’s Jewish and our father’s a Muslim," Cagri said, explaining the family’s Turkish roots. "They had three daughters; one married a Jew, one married a Muslim and one married a Catholic."

Cagri’s husband is Catholic and Trock’s is Jewish.

(h/t 972mag.com)