Sunday, 8 April
14th St – Union Square
Yassir Murtaja, 30, had an infectious smile and a heart of gold. He was known to those who knew him as a selfless friend who always put the love for his people and his community first. He was a loving father and husband, a courageous journalist who exposed Israeli crimes and showed the life under Israeli siege and occupation. Yassir was murdered yesterday by Israeli forces while he was reporting on the Great Return March, mass protests that have been taking place in Gaza since March 30th. He was wearing a PRESS vest and helmet when he got shot by snipers.
We call on our friends and community in NYC to come together to stand in reflection and remembrance of Yassir and the 30 other Palestinian martyrs who have been killed by the Israeli oppressors.
We ask that you please bring candles and flowers.