Photo Essay: Israel and Palestine Rallies in Los Angeles

Photo Essay: Israel and Palestine Rallies in Los Angeles

WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY MAXIM ELRAMSISY | CALIFORNIA BLACK MEDIA


Supporters of Israel demonstrate in front of the Wilshire Federal Building in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2023. In the terrorist attack of October 7, Hamas took hostages. While over 1,400 people were killed, The exact number of hostages is unknown, though they include children, elderly, and foreign nationals, including Americans. (Maxim Elramsisy | California Black Media)

Supporters of Israel demonstrate in front of the Wilshire Federal Building in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2023. Demonstrators lit candles in the shape of a heart between a Star of David, and "Iran." Flyers describing hostages of Hamas were illuminated in the candle vigil. The United States deployed warships to the region with the hope of preventing the conflict from spreading across the Middle East. (Maxim Elramsisy | California Black Media)

 

Supporters of Palestine demonstrate in front of the Israeli Consulate in West Los Angeles, California on Saturday October, 14 2023. The State of Palestine's legal status is the subject of controversy, although it is recognized by 138 of 193 United Nations Member States. (Maxim Elramsisy | California Black Media)

Supporters of Palestine demonstrate in front of the Israeli Consulate in West Los Angeles, California on Saturday October 14, 2023. The Gaza Strip, a 26 mile long territory on the Mediterranean coast claimed by Palestine, has been blockaded since 2007. Hamas, a militant Islamist group is the de facto government of the Gaza Strip and is a strong political party within Palestine. (Maxim Elramsisy | California Black Media)

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