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New York holds emergency action in response to Israeli massacre of Palestinians

By staff |
April 1, 2018
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NYC Land Day protest.
NYC Land Day protest. (Fight Back! News/staff)

New York, NY - Around 50 protesters gathered in Washington Square Park, March 30, to respond to the killing of at least 17 Palestinians killed and many others wounded by Israeli forces on that day. The massacre took place during the Great March of Return in Gaza – a protest that is projected to last 45 days, leading up to Nakba Day, May 15.

March 30 is Land Day, which is set aside is a day for commemorating Palestinians’ right to their land and to resist Israeli occupation.

At the New York protest, the crowd chanted “Not another nickel, not another dime, no more money for Israel’s crimes!” and read out the names of the various martyrs who were murdered by Israeli forces.

Within Our Lifetime-United for Palestine (WOL) called the protest. They read their statement of solidarity to the crowd, “The next 45 days mark a period of extreme urgency and we will act accordingly. We encourage everyone to do the same. Support local Palestine organizations in your area, follow our social media platforms for information on rallies and updates, and email us to inquire about how you can help and get involved. It is crucial to direct attention to Gaza as Israel commits yet another massacre with impunity. We are watching. We are fighting.”

Within Our Lifetime and other organizations will continue to organize and are holding a Nakba Day rally in Times Square on Friday, May 18, in honor of 70 years of resistance to Israeli occupation. To keep updated on this action, follow the event page here.