Jan 31: Rally & March to Stop Israel's Attacks on Gaza & Open The Border Crossings

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Stop Israel's Attacks on Gaza & Open The Border Crossings
Rally & March
12 Noon
in front of Starbucks
7th St & Pecan Ave

Charlotte NC

Join us to call for an end to Israel's repeated violations of the ceasefire & an end to the criminal blockade that is preventing desperately needed humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza.

Boycott Starbucks and all businesses that support Israeli Apartheid!

Israel has refused to abide by the ceasefire once again. This past week, Israeli troops & the Israeli Navy have repeatedly attacked Gaza, killing & wounding several civilians, and Israeli troops raided Gaza on Jan. 27.

This is being done with U.S. weapons, funding, & diplomatic support. A headline in Israel's Haaretz today read "Clinton: Israel has right to respond to Gaza rocket attacks" referring to the U.S. condoning of Israel's recent assault on the unarmed civilian population of Gaza.

There have also been continued Israeli invasions into towns & villages in the occupied Palestinian West Bank where they have wounded, kidnapped, & detained people, including children. This is in addition to the daily humiliations & hardships caused by Israeli military checkpoints & occupation.

Haaretz also reported today, Jan. 27, about the Israeli military raid into Gaza that,
"The Israel Air Force attacked targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon, hours after an Israeli soldier was killed and three others were wounded in a Palestinian-rigged bomb attack near the border. Palestinian witnesses also said by late Tuesday afternoon that Israeli tanks could be seen rolling into the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian was reportedly killed in ensuing clashes between IDF soldiers and Gaza militants in the area. Heavy gunfire was audible along the border in central Gaza and Israeli helicopters hovered in the air, firing bursts from their machine guns, Palestinian witnesses said.

Gaza medical workers identified the Palestinian killed as a farmer.

Later Tuesday, the Israel Air Force targeted a motorcycle in the southern Gaza Strip, critically wounding two people, Hamas and Palestinian medical officials said. One of those wounded was a Hamas militant, said group sources."

We will also condemn the U.S. air strikes that took place over the weekend that killed civilians in Afghanistan & Pakistan.

For more info:
Charlotte Free Palestine Movement

Sponsored by Charlotte Free Palestine Movement; Al-Awda, Palestine Right To Return Coalition; Muslim American Society-Freedom, Charlotte; Islamic Political Party Of America; Action Center For Justice; Students For A Democratic Society-UNCC; Jibril Hough, Spokesperson, Islamic Center Of Charlotte (listed for id purposes); & others.

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