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Emergency Protest TODAY at Israeli Consulate!!

Posted by uscsjp on May 31, 2010


From the International Action Center:

Protest Israeli Massacre and Piracy –

At least 16 killed in Israeli attack in international waters on unarmed Free Gaza Flotilla

Emergency Demonstrations Called in Major Cities Across Country

Los Angeles Protest Called by Al-Awda:


Monday, May 31st
4:30 pm
6380 Wilshire Blvd, (at La Jolla)
Los Angeles, CA 90048



The Free Gaza Flotilla, comprised of 6 ships bringing emergency supplies to the Palestinians held under Israeli siege in Gaza , was attacked in international waters by 14 Israeli ships, helicopters and masked Israeli commandos.

Sara Flounders, Co-Director of International Action Center, said “This attack and the brutal starvation siege of Gaza would not have been possible without the billions of dollars in international aid that Washington gives to Israel every year for more than 60 years. This latest massacre is an act of international piracy. We must reinforce the efforts to Boycott, Divest and Sanction this racist regime and demand an end to all U.S. aid to Israel .

AlAwda points out that live footage from one of the boats reveals the Israeli soldiers were heavily masked and carrying live ammunition which they used on the unarmed passengers. None of the passengers or activists were armed. Israel has continuously seized and refused to release emergency aid supplies to the besieged people of Gaza.

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