An Israeli ship subject of a pro-Palestinian protest has docked, but demonstrations at the port of Oakland in California continue after between 2,000 and 3,000 pro-Palestinian activists streamed towards the port entrance on Saturday, chanting and waving flags. It remains unclear whether the ship’s cargo has been unloaded.
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Fayez Abu Shammala, 63, with his children, holds a poster of his 32-year-old son Hazem, who he only discovered after his death that he was a fighter in in the Islamic Jihad. Hazem was killed by a mortar shell while fighting Israeli soldiers in the eastern Qarrarah area near the southern city of Khan Younis, Mr Abu Shammala said.