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Inside the chaos on Capitol Hill as hundreds of pro-Palestinian Jews arrested: ‘A moral catastrophe’

WASHINGTON – Protesters from across the country descended on Capitol Hill Wednesday to call for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, with hundreds ending up in handcuffs.

“We were raised saying ‘Never again.’ Never again is right now. It’s this very moment,” Liv, a member of the activist group Jewish Voice for Peace, told Fox News as demonstrators sang and clapped in the background.

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U.S. Capitol Police said they arrested 300 demonstrators who stormed a rotunda Wednesday afternoon. (Jon Michael Raasch/Fox News Digital)

“We are rising up in the way that we wish others would have spoken up for our own community to do everything that we can, to risk everything that we have to stop a genocide from unfolding in real time against the Palestinian people in Gaza,” Jay said as other protesters were arrested nearby.

The demonstrators also included members of the activist group IfNotNow. IfNotNow boasted on X that, as the Capitol protests unfolded, Jews in Boston were also “committing civil disobedience” at the office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., demanding she call for a cease-fire.

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Ramiro Vargas contributed to the accompanying video.

Hannah Ray Lambert is an associate producer/writer with Fox News Digital Originals.

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