As of July 23rd the Palestinian Center for Human Rights has reported that 663 Palestinians have been killed by Israel's ongoing assault on Gaza. 80% of those were civilians; 161 of them were children, who made up 24% of the casualties. The total number of wounded was 3,500, of whom 991 were children. As U.S. citizens whose tax dollars are underwriting this carnage, we say STOP THE BOMBING NOW.
CODEPINK NYC, Adalah-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace NYC and allied groups call for supporters of human rights to protest the Israeli assault on Gaza. As part of a national day of action on July 24th, we will gather at Foley Square and march through Lower Manhattan to demand that our local and national governments end their support of Israel's current massacre in Gaza and its ongoing occupation and colonization of Palestine.
Please join us and spread the word.
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, Gather at 5:00, March at 5:30
WHERE: Foley Square - Worth St, Centre St & Lafayette St
RSVP and share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511808319048721/
Tweet using the hashtag #NYC4GAZA and the shortlink http://j.mp/1lk8BFN
National Call on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/801509896560845/
Co-organizing groups include (list in formation): Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel, Brooklyn for Peace, CODEPINK NYC, Jewish Voice for Peace NYC, Jews Say No!, New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership (NYACT), New York City International Socialist Organization (ISO), NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QAIA), WESPAC Foundation, Women in Black Union Square.
Endorsing groups include (list in formation): Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism (CODZ), Cornell University - Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace - Westchester, New York City War Resisters League, SJP at Brooklyn College, SJP at City College, SJP at John Jay College, SJP at Staten Island College, SJP at Hunter College, SJP at Pace University, SJP at Columbia University, SJP at Rutgers University Newark, SJP at Rutgers University New Brunswick, SJP at Seton Hall University, NYU - SJP, We Will Not Be Silent, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), WarIsACrime.org, World Can't Wait.
See you in the streets,
Nancy K and the CODEPINK NY team