Archive for August, 2014

Silent Vigil Commemorating the Palestinians of Gaza Murdered by the IDF

August 13, 2014

 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Over 150 New Yorkers stood in front of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) at 6 PM yesterday, on the Upper Westside of Manhattan, with signs that said “End the Siege of Gaza,” “Jews Say No to the Occupation of Palestine,” and “Don’t let Israel Get Away with Murder.” As protestors stood with the signs, several people read the names of the Palestinians who were murdered by the Israel Defense Forces, which a number of people continued to do even after the protest officially ended.

Silent Vigil Commemorating the Palestinians of Gaza Murdered by the IDF Wednesday, August 13, 2014  Over 150 New Yorkers stood in front of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) at 6 PM yesterday,  on the upper west side of Manhattan, with signs that said "End the Siege of Gaza," "Jews Say No to the Occupation of Palestine," and "Don't let Israel Get Away with Murder." As protestors stood with the signs, several people read the names of the Palestinians who were murdered by the Israel Defense Forces, which a number of people continued to do even after the protest officially ended.   The protest was called as a response to an event being held at the JCC, co-sponsored by Jewish organizations, to "commemorate Israeli soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during 'Operation Protective Edge,"' the bombing campaign of Gaza, without one mention of Palestinian lives lost.   The protestors were appalled at the blatant valuing of Jewish Israeli lives over the nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including hundreds of children, who have been massacred by the Israeli army and were standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza. See attached photos. Videos and additional photos available. The protest was co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace-Westchester, Jews Say No!, Women in Black, NY, and WE WILL NOT BE SILENT.
The protest was called as a response to an event being held at the JCC, co-sponsored by Jewish organizations, to “commemorate Israeli soldiers and civilians who lost their lives during ‘Operation Protective Edge,”‘ the bombing campaign of Gaza, without one mention of Palestinian lives lost.
The protestors were appalled at the blatant valuing of Jewish Israeli lives over the nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including hundreds of children, who have been massacred by the Israeli army and were standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza.

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The protest was co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace-NY, Jewish Voice for Peace-Westchester, Jews Say No!, Women in Black, NY, and WE WILL NOT BE SILENT.

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