EMERGENCY PROTEST AGAINST ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN GAZA
Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles
6380 Wilshire Blvd (between San Vicente and Fairfax)
Los Angeles, CA 90048
DATE & TIME:
Thursday, May 20th, 2004
4:00 - 6:00 pm
The Israeli Occupation Forces are committing war crimes throughout Gaza, killing
civilians and demolishing homes. This month alone, at least 30 Palestinians have
been killed already in Gaza, 21 of them civilians. A UN report issued on 5/11/04
states that, in the last ten days, at least 131 residential buildings in the Gaza
Strip have been demolished or damaged beyond repair by the Israeli Occupation
Forces. The recent demolitions have left more than 1,100 Palestinians homeless,
bringing the total number of people to have lost their homes in the Gaza Strip to
17,594. The deliberate and wanton practice by the Israeli army of destroying homes
and civilian property is a grave violation of international human rights and
humanitarian law, as per the Fourth Geneva Convention, and constitutes a war crime.
The Israeli government has promised that more homes will be demolished in the coming
What is happening today is nothing less than ethnic cleansing. Rafah - indeed much
of Palestine - is becoming a wasteland of destitution. Silence is complicity, and
tears are not enough. Let us not sit silently while those atrocious crimes against
humanity go unchecked. We appeal to all supporters of human rights to stand up and
protest this loudly by all available means: contacting representatives, writing to
the media, sending donations for humanitarian relief, and joining this emergency
protest on Thursday.
See www.alaqsaintifada.org/la for more information.
Stop the home demolitions in Gaza!
Stop Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people!
Stop U.S. funding to Israel now!
Women In Black - Los Angeles & Palestine Aid Society
www.wib-la.org / www.palestine-aid-society.org
Tel. (323) 993-3322 / E-mail email@example.com
Endorsed by: American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee LA/OC, Americans for a Just
Peace in the Middle East, Al-Awda Los Angeles, Cafe Intifada, CodePink LA, Free
Palestine Alliance, Palestinian American Congress, So. Cal. International Solidarity
Movement, Students for Justice in Palestine - UCLA, Union of Palestinian American
Women, and the Writing Empowerment Project.