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Pro-Palestinian protesters vandalize Los Angeles War Veteran cemetery , shut down boulevard



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Protesters gathered at and vandalized the Los Angeles National Cemetery over the weekend, where over 80,000 veterans were laid to rest. With zero respect for the veterans of World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and more, protestors spray-painted “Free Gaza” on the entrance to the memorial.

The group also chanted “long live Palestine,” “there is only one solution,” “from the river from the sea, Palestine will be free,” and “Biden, Biden, you’re a liar,” according to video footage of the event. Hundreds of protesters held signs that read “ceasefire now,” “stop bombing Gaza,” “end the occupation now,” “stop the genocide,” and more. One sign read “Zionist = Nazi.” The protest also led to the temporary closure of Wilshire Boulevard.

California congressman Brad Sherman condemned the incident, linking the defacement of the cemetery to anti-Israel sentiments. Sherman expressed his dismay on social media, stating, “More proof that the people who hate #Israel, also hate America.”

National Review notes that the spray-painted message was particularly contentious as it covered a quote from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, emphasizing the government’s duty to care for veterans and their families. The cemetery, which dates back to 1888, is the final resting place for 14 Medal of Honor recipients and over 100 Buffalo soldiers, African American soldiers who served during westward expansion in the 1800s.

Protesters at the scene voiced their opposition to U.S. support for Israel, citing the ongoing conflict in Gaza. One masked protester claimed that the demonstration marked three months of the “genocide in Gaza,” alleging that U.S. funds were supporting Israel’s military actions.

It remains to be seen what happens to the offenders, as California penal code prohibits the effacement of any tomb, monument, memorial, or marker in a cemetery. Such actions are punishable by imprisonment in a county jail.

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Israeli Hostages Suffered Daily Abuse Under Hamas Captors, Says Treating Physician



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The four Israeli hostages rescued by Israeli security personnel on Saturday endured severe daily abuse during their captivity by Hamas terrorists, according to the physician overseeing their post-captivity treatment. Dr. Itai Pessach of the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan provided these insights in an interview with CNN’s Paula Hancocks on Monday, as reported by Foreign Desk News.

The hostages, identified as Noa Argamani (26), Almog Meir Jan (21), Andrey Kozlov (27), and Shlomi Ziv (41), were abducted during the Supernova music festival amid the October 7 rampage in southern Israel. They spent eight harrowing months confined in Nuseirat.

Dr. Pessach described their experience as “a harsh, harsh experience, with a lot of abuse, almost every day.” Despite appearing in good condition on local media, he noted that the hostages suffered significant physical and psychological impacts from their ordeal.

Dr. Pessach highlighted several detrimental effects on the hostages’ health:
– Psychological Stress: Prolonged mental trauma from daily abuse.
– Physical Abuse: Regular physical mistreatment by their captors.
– Insufficient Diets: Malnutrition from inadequate food supplies.
– Medical Neglect: Lack of necessary medical care.
– Limited Personal Movement: Confinement with little freedom to move.
– Lack of Sunlight: Deprivation of natural light, affecting their physical and mental well-being.

These factors collectively “left a significant mark on their health,” according to Dr. Pessach.

Dr. Pessach has experience treating other hostages released during negotiated ceasefire agreements with Gaza-based jihadists. The harrowing accounts of the recently freed Israeli hostages emphasizes the brutal conditions imposed by their Hamas captors.

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