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Hunger strike in front of the White House. For a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, these people do not want to eat for the next five days.

Among them, a familiar face.

Cynthia Nixon, Actress

"We are going on hunger strike to make it clear that Palestinians are not only being bombed and killed, but are also exploited people and many of them are on the verge of starvation."

In addition to the "Sex and the City" actress, several lawmakers from New York and Delaware, as well as some Palestinian, Muslim and Jewish activists, are also gathering. They welcome the current ceasefire in the war zone – but it is not enough.

Zohran Mamdani, New York State Representative

"The message I'm delivering is addressed to President Biden, urging him to call for an immediate ceasefire."

The group speaks of 15,000 Palestinian civilians killed. There are no official figures from the Israeli side yet. Pictures like these, however, give an idea of the suffering of civilians in Gaza.

Back to Washington D.C.

The group deliberately scheduled their strike for Thanksgiving. Next to Christmas, it is the most important holiday of the year for many Americans.

Cynthia Nixon, Actress

"We wanted to make sure that people didn't lose track of things during this week of distraction."

According to a recent Reuters poll, about 68 percent of U.S. voters support a ceasefire in Gaza and call on Israel to negotiate more with Hamas.