ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louisans on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are making their voice heard.
One of those voices is a Jewish-American named Anna Baltzer. Despite being Jewish, Baltzer is a member of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and says Gazans are being denied their basic human rights simply because of their religion and ethnicity.
“These are the kinds of things we speak out against and I’m proud to do so as a Jewish person,” Baltzer said.
“As a Jew in St. Louis, a live a life of relative luxury and Israel would actually pay me to go live on that land simply because I am Jewish while the people in Gaza, who are essentially in an open-air prison, are denied their basic rights and are being bombed,” she added.
Meanwhile, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis has released a statement saying the organization stands with the people of Israel, and that there is no justification for the violence being perpetrated by Hamas and other terrorist organizations. The group says it is in full agreement with the U.S. State Department’s position and is calling on those responsible for the violence against Israel to stop the “cowardly acts immediately.”