Ithaca, N.Y. — At least 30 people are expected to join a rally on Thursday in Ithaca to protest the Israeli invasion in the Gaza Strip.

As of Tuesday, 501 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers have been killed in the conflict, Time Magazine reported. (For more on the conflict, see here or here or any of dozens of other national media outlets.)

Among the groups involved with the protest are the Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine and Ithaca Jewish Voices for Peace.

A meeting will be held in Ithaca Wednesday at the Tompkins County Workers’ Center, and then the protest will be held in Dewitt Park at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. About 30 people have said on Facebook that they’ll be attending the event.

The protesters say they will also be attending a rally in Syracuse on Friday.

Below find their press release:

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.