A Moment Of Silence For Gaza At Ohio University

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Nearly two dozen Ohio University students and Athens residents gathered at the Civil War Monument on College Green Tuesday evening to share a moment of silence for Gaza.

The event was in honor of the 14th anniversary of the death a 12-year-old Palestinian boy. In 2000 Isreali soldiers killed Muhammad Al-Durrah during the second intifada.

The Athens Coalition for Palestine organized the moment of silence. This new organization was formed shortly after Megan Marzec, Ohio University Student Senate president, posted a controversy video of her pouring a bucket of fake blood on herself while stating her defense of the people in Gaza.

Angelina Sakharovskaya, a graduate student at Ohio University, says she attended the event to pray for the victims who have lost their lives in Gaza and to support the Athens Coalition for Palestine movement.

“I think it’s important not only because it’s the anniversary, but I think it’s important in the terms that this issue just occurred in Athens and at Ohio University,” she said. “I think it’s a good way to continue the movement and to make it actually a movement.”