Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Thousand New Yorkers Gather to Remember Gaza Massacre

Close to a thousand people gathered under sunny skies on Broadway and 34th Street on Sunday to mark the 2nd anniversary of the Israeli massacre in Gaza where homes, hospitals, farms and schools were destroyed and over 1,400 people, including almost 500 children were murdered 2 years ago. Under sunny skies speaker after speaker spoke of the tragedy, and the fact that Gaza is not being allowed to rebuild, that murders are continuing daily, that people are starving, that their organizations would continue to support the Palestinian people, and that support for the Palestinian people was growing rapidly throughout the world. Many noted the complicity of the US government in the war crimes that took place in Gaza. One speaker told the crowd that an American boat, the Audacity of Hope, would be sailing in the next flotilla going in the spring and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb announced that she would be on that boat attempting to break the siege of Gaza.

After the rally the activists marched to the Israeli Consulate carrying their signs and flags, both American and Palestinian, chanting, “When people are occupied, resistance is justified”, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”, and “Gaza, Gaza, don’t you cry. Palestine will never die.”

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