Action Alert

Take Action: Urge Olympic Torchbearers To Help Stop Israel’s #GazaGenocide

As genocidal Israel threatens to use “extreme force” against displaced Palestinians in Rafah in the occupied Gaza Strip and the Olympic torch arrives in France, be a torchbearer for Palestinian rights.

Today, as the Olympic torch arrives in France, genocidal Israel is threatening to use “extreme force” against Palestinians in Rafah in the occupied Gaza Strip.

More than 1.2 million displaced Palestinians, forced to flee Israel’s relentless bombing and siege in other areas of Gaza, are sheltering in Rafah in dire conditions. The entire Palestinian population of 2.3 million is facing starvation and possible famine, according to UN agencies.

Today, groups across France are protesting the IOC’s refusal to ban apartheid Israel from the Paris games, even as it commits a genocide against 2.3 million Palestinians in Gaza.

More than 300,000 people across the world are supporting the call from 300 Palestinian sports clubs calling to #BanIsrael from the Olympics and international sports.

Israel’s Gaza genocide is also a sporticide, killing dozens of Palestinian sportspeople, including Palestinian Olympic football coach Hani Al Masdar, and destroying most sports facilities, including the Palestinian Olympic Committee offices.

More than 10,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic flame across France over the coming months. Let’s get a message to the torchbearers to help ensure Olympic values are upheld.

Urge torchbearers to join calls for #CeasefireNow and to stop Israel’s #GazaGenocide


This is a chance to reach Olympic torchbearers and have them amplify our calls, from banning Israel from the Olympics to a military embargo on Israel. Share these resources with Olympic torchbearers.

We can all be torchbearers for Palestinian rights.

**For those in France, the Olympic torch relay is an occasion to peacefully disrupt the road to the Paris Games. There can be No Olympics As Usual as Israel continues its genocide and engineered famine in Gaza.  

From May 8 until the opening ceremony on July 26, all along the torch route, make sure the calls to #BanIsrael and stop Israel’s #GazaGenocide are coming through loud and clear. Use the hashtag #TrueOlympicValues.

**For everyone, share these tweets/posts on social media calling on the IOC to #BanIsrael and on torchbearers to join us in the struggle.  

We can’t sit back as the IOC shamefully allows Israel to use the Olympics to sportswash its genocide in Gaza and its decades-old settler-colonial apartheid regime against Palestinians everywhere.


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