EMERGENCY DEMO: STOP THE MASSACRES IN GAZA!
Friday, October 8, 2004
4 PM – 6 PM
Outside the Israeli Consulate – 42nd St. and 2nd Ave.
New York City, NY
STOP THE MASSACRES IN GAZA!
END COLONIAL OCCUPATION IN IRAQ, PALESTINE AND EVERYWHERE!
RIGHT OF RETURN FOR PALESTINIAN REFUGEES!
In the past week of brutal Zionist military assaults upon the Gaza Strip in Palestine, over 80 Palestinians, including more than 20 children, have been murdered by the invading army. Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured, and many children have been left permanently disabled.
These massacres have been committed with the full support and approval of the US government, as it carries out its own brutal colonial occupation of Iraq. The US has continued to provide the arms and aid to the Zionist regime that have gone to slaughter the children of Jabaliya, while vetoing UN resolutions that attempt to speak out against the massacres in Gaza.
Jabaliya refugee camp, the center of this attack, is home to over 120,000 Palestinian refugees, forced from their homes and lands in 1948 by invading Zionist armies and prohibited from returning home ever since. Jabaliya camp and the surrounding towns, Beit Hanoun, Beit Lahiya and Jabaliya town, are in Northern Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, and now subject to all-out military assault upon their civilian population. Dozens of homes have been bulldozed, and three schools, including a society for disabled children. The electrical, agricultural, transportation and sewage infrastructure has been torn apart and the entire area subject to random shelling.
The Zionist colonial quest for the land and resources of Palestine has been continuing for over 56 years in this brutal manner. These massacres must stop! The US government must stop supporting colonial occupation in Palestine, and end its own colonial occupation of Iraq, and its massacres against the people of Iraq!
JOIN US on Friday, October 8 from 4-6 PM outside the Israeli Consulate at 42nd St. and 2nd Avenue in NYC to demand an end to massacre and occupation, and the right of Palestinian refugees to return home!
Al-Awda New York, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition
International Action Center
New Jersey Solidarity-Activists for the Liberation of Palestine
New York Committee to Defend Palestine