Protest the Siege of Gaza- Sunday 2 pm
January 3, 2009 by emmarosenthal
Join LA Jews for Peace in a
Demonstration to Protest the Israeli attack on Gaza and Siege of Gaza
This Sunday, Jan. 4, 2-4:30 PM
Next Sunday, Jan. 11, noon-2:30 PM
Westwood Federal Building (Wilshire & Veteran; 3-hour visitor parking in the Federal Building lot).
As you know, the situation is Gaza has been intolerable, but with full support of the U.S. government has gotten much worse. Israel has attacked the Gaza Strip continually since Sat., Dec. 27 with a massive air and naval attack that killed almost 400 people including at least 60 women and children. This attack was carried out using American supplied F-16s, Apache helicopters, and guided missiles. Now besides a blockade causing shortages of food, medicine, fuel, electric power, and commercial goods, there has been a massacre. The UN Secretary General, the Swiss government, and other groups have called the situation a humanitarian crisis and a violation of the 4th Geneva Convention. It is surely a violation of Jewish and international law.
The massacre and blockade are not only cruel and inhumane, but also counter-productive in that they fuel violence against Israel and works to undermine efforts to achieve peace through negotiations throughout the region.
LA Jews for Peace urges everyone to speak out against the attacks and blockade, including our own government’s support of it. We call for an immediate cease fire and a resumption of shipments of food and medical supplies to the people of Gaza, a hold of U.S. aid to Israel until the blockade is ended, and admittance of journalists to Gaza to report on the desperate conditions.
Join LA Jews for Peace in a protest
Sunday, Jan. 4; 2-4:30 PM, Westwood Federal Building