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TUES., JULY 8: Protest Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinians at the Israeli Consulate

Posted by uscsjp on July 3, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 4-7PM
Stop Israel’s Collective Punishment of Palestinians! 
Israeli Consulate, 11766 Wilshire Blvd 

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For over three weeks, the Israeli government has been engaged in collective punishment of the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza over the death of three Israeli teenagers.

No one has taken responsibility for what happened to the three Israeli teens. Yet the Netanyahu government is cynically using the tragedy for their own political purposes and as a pretext to advance their already-existing goals: increasing military attacks on the Palestinians, mass arresting of political opponents, removing Palestinians from their land and attempting to break-up the recent unity agreement among Palestinian organizations.

Over this time the Israeli Defense Forces have carried out countless raids and attacks, carried out mass arrests and torture of detainees, and carried out scores of bombings in Gaza—all forms of collective punishment. Israeli troops have been massing on the border of Gaza. At least nine Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured.

Emboldened by the Israeli military offensives are “revenge” demonstrations and attacks carried out by Israeli settlers. At least two Palestinian children have been killed in these “revenge killings,” and many more children wounded.

The U.S. government has given the green light to the crimes of the Israeli government, and with billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars finances of Israeli war crimes—from bombing cities as a form of collective punishment, to indefinitely jailing over 200 Palestinian children in Israeli jails.

Stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and against Israeli aggression! Join us for a rally at the Israeli Consulate to say:

  • Stop collective punishment of the Palestinian people!
  • Free all children and political prisoners in Israeli jails!
  • End all U.S. aid to Israel!
  • End the occupation of Palestine!

Sponsored by: ANSWER Coalition; Al-Awda; Palestinian American Women’s Association (PAWA); Activists For Palestine; Palestinian American Congress (PAC) Sothern California; American Muslims for Palestine (AMP); Students for Justice in Palestine – UC Riverside; Jewish Voice for Peace; Jews for Palestinian Right of Return; Israel Divestment Campaign; March Forward!; Veterans For Peace; KmB Pro-People Youth; Alliance-Philippines; and more…

For more information or to endorse this action email or call 323-394-3611

Please make a donation to help make this event possible!

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