Thursday, July 17, 2014
Local activists rally tomorrow evening in support of Gazans and to protest U.S. backing of Israeli military attacks on Gaza.
The Palestine Emergency Rally will highlight the effects of Israeli military strikes in Gaza, including more than 200 Palestinians killed.
Last week, the United Nation’s Bureau of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People condemned “the excessive and disproportionate use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly in the Gaza Strip, and call[ed] for its immediate and unconditional cessation.”
In a Facebook notice of tomorrow's rally, a statement credited to local activist Hadeel Salameh read, “we as educated Americans cannot stand by and accept that our tax dollars are funding the ongoing terror on Gaza and the West Bank.”
The rally is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Hillman Library, on Forbes Avenue. Fundraising for Gaza is scheduled for 7 p.m. Rally organizers suggest donating to charitable organizations including Medical Aid to Palestine, CAIRE, The Life Relief Foundation, and UNICEF.