Monday, 2 April
On March 30, Israeli occupation forces murdered at least 15 Palestinians and injured more than 1,400 using live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, and huge quantities of tear gas against tens of thousands of protesters. Tank and air attacks were also carried out against unarmed demonstrators.
The massive protests in cities across Gaza — the world’s largest open-air prison — were held on Land Day, which commemorates a 1976 Palestinian demonstration against the ongoing confiscation of their lands inside the 1948 borders of Israel. Six Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops and many others wounded in the 1976 protest.
The March 30 actions were called under the banner of “The Great March of Return” and the demand that Palestinian refugees be allowed to return to their lands seized in the ethnic cleansing that made way for the creation of the state of Israel. The actions are set to continue for six weeks, culminating on May 15, the 70th anniversary of Al-Nakba (the Catastrophe) which commemorates the dispossession of the Palestinian people. It is our duty in the US to do all we can do to end US support for Israeli repression of Palestine’s right to resist displacement and genocide. We must not sit idly by.
ANSWER condemns in the strongest terms this massacre of unarmed Palestinians demanding self-determination and freedom. We also condemn US imperialism for giving the green light to Israel’s continued crimes against the Arab and Palestinian people. The US should end all aid to Israel!
We invite all justice minded people to join us in condemning Israel’s massacre and brutal oppression of the Palestinian people. Come and join us as we speak out against Zionist crimes and for Palestinian self-determination, rally against US-Israel collusion in Palestinian genocide, and hold a vigil to mourn all the precious lives stolen by Israel and fight to free Palestine.
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Long Live Palestine!
Uphold and Honor the Right to return!
Palestine Will Win!