The rally was in front of the Israeli Embassy (3514 International Dr NW, Washington, DC 20008), July 11th, 2014. To call for an end to the recent bombing campaign of Gaza along with an end to the ongoing siege of Gaza.
Since June 12th, 2014 Israel has engaged in a brutal campaign of collective punishment against the Palestinian people, bombing Gaza and raiding West Bank towns and villages, arresting hundreds of civilians, including children across the West Bank and 1948 Palestine. This past week we have witnessed the brutal deaths and beatings of dozens of Palestinians at the hands of both Israeli forces and Israeli settlers. This includes the horrific death of 15 year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped, tortured, burned alive, and tossed in a field in an unbelievable act of savagery by Israeli settlers.
Israel also began intensifying its bombing of Gaza in the most serious flare-up in the territory since November 2012. Israel has deemed their latest attacks “Operation Protective Edge”, and in ways that are horrifyingly reminiscent of the 2009 and 2012 attacks, they have called up 1,500 reservists in the Israeli military. Across Palestine, this wave of violence has also been met with a wave of protest and action. Palestinians are rising up and responding across all of historic Palestine including the West Bank, Gaza, and 1948 Palestine.
Protest co-sponsors included CODEPINK, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Washington Peace Center.
Call the White House (202) 456-1111 and Secretary of State John Kerry (202) 647-4000 and demand condemnation of the Israeli assault on Gaza. Call the Israeli Embassy in DC too: (202) 364-5500