Mpls: Condemn Israeli Attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Posted: June 1, 2010 by eBomb in general

Minnesotans Condemn Israeli Attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Demand an
Immediate End to U.S. Aid to Israel

Contact:
Women Against Military Madness : Sarah Martin 612-437-0222
MN Break the Bonds: Sriram Ananth 612-214-1619

Demonstration
Tuesday June 1, 4:00-6:00 PM
Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar,
1200 Washington Avenue,
Minneapolis

On Sunday May 30th, Israeli Navy special forces attacked with live
ammunition the Free Gaza Flotilla in international waters killing numerous
humanitarian aid workers and peace activists, and wounding many more. The
flotilla which sailed from Ireland was bringing desperately needed food,
medicine and building supplies to the people of Gaza.

For the past 5 years Gazans have been living under a brutal Israeli siege
and blockade which has resulted in intolerable and escalating rates of
malnourishment, unemployment and homelessness. The vicious Israeli bombing
and military assault on Gaza in December 2008 – January, 2009 killed over
1400 people, mostly civilians, and destroyed the civilian infrastructure.
A report by the United Nations Human Rights Commission found that Israel
deliberately attacked the civilian population and infrastructure, and
committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity.

Israel has now committed a brazen military attack on defenseless civilians
in international waters.

Israel’s criminal actions cannot be permitted to continue. The United
States directly supports Israeli atrocities with billions of dollars of
military and economic aid every year. All of our Senators and
Congressional representatives have supported this aid. This must stop.
We call for an immediate end to U.S. ties to Israel. Specifically as
people in Minnesota, we call for an end to Minnesota economic ties and
financial support of Israel’s atrocities.

Sponsored by; Coalition for Palestinian Rights (CPR), Women Against
Military Madness (WAMM), AntiWar Committee (AWC), International Jewish
anti-Zionist Network – TC (IJAN-TC), MN Break the Bonds (MN BBC), Teachers
Against Occupation (TAO)

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