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NJ Activist & Comedian Raises Voice Against Violence In Gaza

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The conflict between Israel and Palestine has been going on for nearly a month now. The death toll has reached 1,804 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 63 Israeli soldiers and 3 Israeli civilians.

As the conflict goes on tensions at home have gotten heated as well.

Maysoon Zayid is a Jersey girl and comedian of Palestinian decent and she is speaking out about how the local Palestinian community in New Jersey is coping with the violence and how it's affecting everyone.

“I have friends in Gaza and every morning I wake up and I go on Twitter to see if my friends are alive and it's really terrifying,” she said.

Zayid was born in New Jersey, and is often recognized for her comedy and inspirational TED talk which focuses on her life with cerebral palsy. She is highly active in Palestine and for the past few years she has run a school for the disabled.

She said that she is really concerned about the number of people who have been disabled in the conflict and how that could affect her school from opening.

“I just keep thinking, how many more disabled kids are gonna be created in a society that can't deal with it?” she said.

Zayid has hope for a peaceful resolution that is grounded in basic human rights and equality.

 

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