ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) — Voices were raised in support of a cease-fire in Gaza from the steps of Alameda City Hall on Sunday.
“It’s really important for me to stand up and say, ‘not in my name,'” Eve Gordon, an Alameda resident said.
Gordon says as Jewish American woman her voice needs to be heard.
“This is not the way forward for us as a Jewish people, it’s not the way forward for our world, that we need to stand together,” Gordon said.
The protests come as a brief pause to the violence in Gaza takes effect while hostages are exchanged.
A local family from Bosnia was there with flowers in hand.
“I’m from Sarajevo so I know exactly how it looks to be without food, without electricity, without heating, without anything,” Dzevahirs Ahmetsphahic, another Alameda resident said.
“I myself am …