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Announcement :: Human Rights
Stolen Generations: Rally and March Against Israeli Occupation - 5 June 2017
04 Jun 2017
When: Monday, June 5, 2017, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Cambridge City Hall • Cambridge

After 50 years of Israeli occupation, Palestinians should be free. As of June 2017, Palestinian men, women and children have endured 50 years of military occupation of their lands in Gaza, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as well as an ongoing siege and blockade of Gaza. Since the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel has systematically colonized Palestinian lands and established hundreds of illegal settlements, off-limits to Palestinians. Israel has forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes and subjected these victims to harsh conditions in refugee camps and exile. Here’s a taste of what Israel has done with over $230 billion of your tax dollars:

• Demolished over 48,000 Palestinian homes and related structures in the West Bank and Gaza.

• Stolen over 586,000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank.

• Colonized the West Bank with over 600,000 Jewish settlers in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

• Established an apartheid legal system with civil courts for Jewish settlers and separate military courts for 4.5 million Palestinians, who are subjected to indefinite detentions.

Now is the time to escalate campaigns in support of the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. 2017 not only marks 50 years occupation. It has also been 10 years since Israel’s blockade of Gaza; 70 years since the Nakba and ethnic cleansing of Palestine began following the partition of the land against the will of the indigenous people; and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, which set the stage for the Zionist movement to colonize Palestine and later to establish a Jewish state.

Cosponsored by: Palestine Advocacy Project, Mass Against HP, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, United for Justice with Peace as part of a nationally coordinated actions called by the US Campaign for Palestinian rights.

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