(DCWatchdog.com) – In a dramatic turn of events, a recently established activist group advocating for Palestinians has decided to cancel its controversial plan to protest at a historic place in the capital of the US.
Doctors Against Genocide (DAG), an organization that was formed in response to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, faced significant backlash for its initial decision to stage a demonstration at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., a site dedicated to commemorating the Jewish genocide during World War II.
The group announced the cancellation of the event on Twitter, acknowledging the need for more detailed communication in planning future events. This decision came after widespread criticism on social media, where many labeled the planned protest as antisemitic due to the insensitivity of targeting a Holocaust museum for a demonstration against Israel.
DAG, which describes itself as a response from the medical community to what they refer to as the “Genocide in Gaza,” has previously organized a press conference on Capitol Hill calling for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Democratic Representatives Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, all known for their critical stance on Israel, were among the speakers at this event.
The group’s formation follows the events of October 7, when Hamas’ attacks against Israel resulted in significant civilian casualties and hostage situations. DAG’s website offers educational materials and action steps related to the conflict, framing it as a genocide in Gaza.
Meanwhile, Israel’s war cabinet reportedly met to discuss a ceasefire proposal from Egypt, as per The Wall Street Journal. A high-ranking Israeli official was also expected to visit the White House to discuss future actions in the war. This development indicates ongoing diplomatic efforts to address the escalating conflict in the region.