4 more reasons to mobilize now!
Act now to help stop Israel's #GazaGenocide
This weekend marks four important dates in the calendar of our struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
Friday, 8th December:
We commemorate 36 years since the beginning of the 1st Intifada of 1987. A collective and inclusive movement spread from Gaza across historic Palestine calling for boycotts, strikes, and popular resistance to end Israel's colonial rule.
“Today we confront the most brutal phase of Israel’s 75-year-old settler colonialism and apartheid. This is manifested in a genocide perpetrated against our people in Gaza. This ongoing tragedy persists due to the active support of some and the deafening silence of the rest of the international community. Both ways, this amounts to degrees of complicity in crimes against humanity and the crime of genocide. In the spirit of the Palestinian Intifada, we shall endure, resist and eventually overcome. We call on all people of conscience worldwide to mobilize to end all forms of state, corporate and institutional complicity with Israel. Together, we shall prevail and build towards a better humanity.” - Mahmoud Nawajaa, BNC General Coordinator.
Saturday, 9th December:
The International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.
Israel’s war crimes and crimes against humanity have over many weeks included indiscriminate bombing by US-funded and supplied Israeli warplanes on 2.3 million Palestinians in the besieged and occupied Gaza Strip. They have also included relentless attempts of ethnic cleansing, denial of humanitarian aid, and the illegal, deliberate use of explosive weapons and white phosphorus against civilians, cutting off water, medicine, and fuel, and employing “starvation as a weapon of war.”
UN experts, prominent genocide and Holocaust studies scholars, as well as over 880 international scholars and human rights organisations agree that Israel is committing an unfolding genocide. However, the ICC Prosecutor, Karim Khan, has failed to take any meaningful action to stop the ongoing crimes, deter further crimes, or prosecute crimes that have been already perpetrated by Israel.
In several countries worldwide, December 9 has also been chosen to become a global day of action for climate justice. We have called on land, indigenous and climate justice movement to raise their voices for Palestine and mobilize to end #GazaGenocide
Sunday, 10th December:
On the UN Human Rights Day, in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call on our supporters to heed the Palestinian call for action. Adopted only days after the UN passed the Plan of Partition of Palestine 75 years ago, the Declaration has been systematically violated by Israel throughout its existence as a settler-colonial apartheid state.
Let's organize during this weekend, peacefully disrupting business-as-usual with Israel, amplifying Palestinian demands in your mobilizations and expressions of meaningful solidarity to stop Israel’s #GazaGenocide and dismantle apartheid:
Permanent ceasefire and lifting the siege.
Lawful sanctions on Israel, including a #MilitaryEmbargo.
Pressure the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue arrest warrants for Israeli leaders.