Wednesday, 11 April
Low Steps at Columbia University
New York City
Join us to show solidarity with the 30,000 Palestinians participating in the #GreatReturnMarch, seeking an end to the siege on Gaza that has left 2 million Palestinians imprisoned for over a decade and a return to the homes from which they were ethnically cleansed in 1948.
On March 30 2018, the protesters’ attempt to march back home was greeted with bullets by the state that violently displaced them. Israeli snipers fired on the protesters with live ammunition. 17 people were killed and over 1500 were injured. On April 6, seven more protesters were killed by those snipers including Yaser Murtaja, a journalist wearing a protective “PRESS” vest. Following these brutal killings, the Israeli army claimed that “Nothing was carried out uncontrolled; everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed.”
Despite the ruthless violence of the Israeli state, the protesters are determined to continue their demonstration until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes. Join us to show that we stand in solidarity with them, and will continue until their battle to return home is won.