July 5: Emergency protests for Palestine in Chicago, DC and elsewhere

Protests are being organized across the US and internationally to demand justice for Palestine and an end to Israeli assaults, killings and mass arrests of Palestinians. Protest on July 5 […]

Protests are being organized across the US and internationally to demand justice for Palestine and an end to Israeli assaults, killings and mass arrests of Palestinians. Protest on July 5 in DC, Chicago and elsewhere – see below! As well as rallies in coming days:

Demonstration to End Collective Punishment, and Settler Violence Against Youth in Palestine

Saturday 7/5/2014, 4:00 PM, at the White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC

A Diverse Coalition of DMV Community Members, Students, Activists, and Academics will be holding a demonstration in response to the egregious acts of violence Israel is imposing upon the Palestinians. In the wake of the disappearance of three Israeli settlers, Israel has escalated its brutal occupation in the form …of massive raids and arrests, punitive housing demolitions, murders, and kidnappings carried out by the IOF.

Since the discovery of the three settler’s bodies, Netanyahu and other politicians have incited demands for revenge. As tensions worsen lynch mobs have taken to the streets, demanding “death to arabs.”

In the last 24 hours, settlers have run over a 9-year-old girl, Sanabel Mohammed Tus, and kidnapped, tortured, murdered, and burned 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

These are only two names of the many people who have either had their lives taken or shattered at the hands of Israel’s colonial regime.

Join us as we honor those who have been martyred, and demand that Israel end its collective punishment and violence towards children.

As we stand in solidarity, we join the Palestinians in their demands for;
1. Immediate Release of All Palestinian Prisoners;
2. Immediate release and protection of all kidnapped Palestinian Children;
3. Immediate end to all raids and incursions;
4.Support of the Palestinian right to resistance and self-defense against Israeli attacks, occupation, raids and kidnappings; and
5. Support the immediate right of all Palestinians to return to their homes

Emergency Protest to Demand an End to Collective Punishment of Palestinians

Saturday, July 5, at 3 PM  

Water Tower Place Park

835 N Michigan Ave, downtown Chicago


In response to the tragic deaths of three Israeli youth, Israel has unfortunately engaged in the collective punishment of Palestinians. This includes heavily bombing the Gaza strip and raiding and attacking West Bank towns and villages. Several people have been arrested and killed, including children. 17-year-old Mohammad Abu Khdair was abducted, tortured, and killed by settlers over night.

We call for an end to Israel’s collective punishment and violence against Palestinian men, women, and children.

We call on mainstream US media to stop with its biased reporting, focusing on the Israeli youth killed and ignoring Palestinian youth killed. We demand fair and accurate coverage of the situation.

We call on the US government to condemn Israel’s actions.

We call on people of conscience everywhere to stand up against Israel’s violent occupation and apartheid.

Protest organized by Students for Justice in Palestine’s Chicago network, and co-organized with local chapters of American Friends Service Committee, American Muslims for Palestine, Jews for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestine Solidarity Group, and the U.S. Palestinian Community Network

See the Facebook event page for endorsers.

More protests (Full list here):

Brooklyn, NY, US – in Bay Ridge
Saturday, July 5
1:30 PM
69th St. at 5th Avenue, to 86th St.
More info: s://twitter.com/fivefour5/status/484996491577393154/photo/1

Cleveland, Ohio, US
Saturday, July 5
3:00 PM
Public Square, Superior Avenue E, Cleveland, OH
Called by Al-Awda Cleveland

Atlanta, Georgia, US
Saturday, July 5
6:00 PM
Woodruff Park, 91 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Georgia
More info: s://www.facebook.com/events/811396478879953/

San Francisco, CA, US
Saturday, July 5
3:00 PM
Israeli Consulate, 456 Montgomer Street, San Francisco, CA
More info: s://www.facebook.com/events/535252366581549/

Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Saturday, July 5
4:00 PM
Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN

Charlotte, NC, US
Saturday, July 5
12:00 PM
Marshall Park, 800 E. Third St., Charlotte, NC

Albuquerque, NM, US
Saturday, July 5
12:00 PM
Tulane and Central, Albuquerque, NM
More info: s://www.facebook.com/events/1437827536484641/

Omaha, Nebraska, US
Saturday, July 5
4:00 PM
72nd and Dodge, Omaha, Nebraska
More info: s://www.facebook.com/events/299497763564540/

Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Sunday, July 6
6:00 PM
US Federal Courthouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Called by Al-Awda South Florida
More info: s://www.facebook.com/events/257718534420301/

New Orleans, LA, US
Sunday, July 6
2:00 PM
World Trade Center of New Orleans
365 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA

San Francisco, CA, US
Monday, July 7
4:30 PM
Israeli Consulate, 456 Montgomery Street, SF
More info: s://www.facebook.com/events/734634239916704/

Los Angeles, CA, US
Tuesday, July 8
4:00 PM
Consulate General Of Israel, 11766 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
More info: s://www.facebook.com/events/1433562380264128/

New York, NY, US
Wednesday, July 9
5:30 PM
East 42nd St and 2nd Ave, Israeli Mission to UN, New York, NY
followed by 6:30 PM March to News Corp Building – 48th St and 6th Ave
More info: s://www.facebook.com/events/662450663849851/

Philadelphia, PA, US
Wednesday, July 9
12:30 PM
Walnut and Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
More info: s://www.facebook.com/events/712213502154030/