Friday, October 9
44th Ave NE and Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, Minnesota
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/877078292387804/
In the just 48 hours, four Palestinian youth have been shot and killed in clashes with Israeli occupation forces.
These clashes have come in response to weeks of escalating attacks, where the Israeli military and settlers in the West Bank have injured hundreds of Palestinians with live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and beatings. Hundreds more people have been injured by tear gas, and scores have been arrested. Israeli soldiers have also reportedly shot at more than a dozen Palestinian ambulances and assaulted paramedics. Under Israeli police protection, settlers have set fire to countless Palestinian homes and fields, while the Old City of Jerusalem is on lock-down and Muslim men under 50 are barred entry to attend prayer at holy sites. According to the Palestinian Prisoners Society, “Israeli soldiers kidnapped 562 Palestinians, including dozens of children, mainly in occupied Jerusalem, in September,” and the mass arrests are ongoing.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to use an “iron fist” against Palestinians, saying, “There are no limits on the activities of security forces.” He plans to speed up the demolitions of Palestinian homes and expand the use of administrative detention. These attacks on basic human rights aim to deliver collective punishment to the Palestinian people, and extend the military occupation of Palestinian land.
International law recognizes the right of Palestinians, like any occupied people, to resist. Stand with us as we stand up for justice in Palestine and say no to the killings of Huthaifa Sulaiman (18), Fadi Alloun (19), Abdul-Rahman Shadi Mustafa (13), and Mohannad Shafiq al-Halabi (19).