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Stop the Massacre of Palestinians!

Tuesday, December 30: National Day of Action
Emergency Demonstrations on Tuesday, December 30 and other days (listed below)

The ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine Alliance, National Council of Arab Americans, and Al-Awda, International Palestine Right to Return Coalition are calling for Tuesday, December 30 to be a National Day of Action to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military against the people of Gaza.

In Washington, D.C., there will be a demonstration at the State Department at 4:30 pm. Demonstrations will also be held in cities around the country. See below for an initial list. If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza have been massacred and wounded today as Israel has launched a massive bombing campaign against the people of Gaza. The bombing rampage took place as thousands of Palestinian children were in the streets on their way home from school. Palestinian parents were running frantically in the streets looking for their children as U.S.-provided F-16s and Apache helicopters rained down more than 100 bombs and missiles on Gaza.

The U.S.-backed Israeli Occupation Force destroyed every security station in Gaza. AFP reported: "There was no space left in the morgue and bodies were piled up in the emergency room and in the corridors, as many of the wounded screamed in pain."

Because of the U.S.-backed Israeli blockade and strangulation of the people of Gaza for the past 18 months there is little or no medicine to treat the wounded, electricity for hospitals, or food or clean water for much of the population.

An Israeli military spokesperson said, "The operation is ‘only just beginning’." The Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement: "The action will continue and will widen as much as is demanded according to the evaluation of the situation by the high command of the army."

Take Action:
- Demonstrations Across the Country
- Send a letter to the State Department and Congress

Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, December 30
4:30 pm
State Department: 22nd St & C St NW
Contact: 202-544-3389 x14,

San Francisco
Tuesday, December 30
5:00 pm
Israeli Consulate:456 Montgomery St.
Contact: 415-821-6545,

Los Angeles
Tuesday, December 30
4:30 pm
Israeli Consulate: 6380 Wilshire Blvd.
Contact: 213-251-1025,
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In Anaheim, CA (Orange County):
Sunday, December 28
2:00 pm
512 S. Brookhurst St. (between Orange Ave. & Broadway)
Initiated by a coalition with a large number of groups

New York City
Tuesday, December 30
5:00 pm
Israeli Consulate: 800 2nd Ave (b/w 42nd and 43rd Sts)
Contact: 212-694-8720,
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Sunday, December 28
2:00-4:00 pm
Gather at Rockefeller Center
March to the Israeli Consulate: 800 2nd Ave (b/w 42nd and 43rd Sts)
Initiated by Al-Awda New York

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tuesday, December 30
5:00 pm
Federal Building: 299 E. Broward Blvd.
Contact: 954-707-0155,

Details to be announced
Contact: 773-463-0311,

Details to be announced
Contact: 857-334-5084,

Saturday, January 3
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Westlake Park: 4th and Pine
Initiated by Voices of Palestine

Sunday, December 28
2:00 pm
Israeli Embassy Consulate: 180 Bloor St. West
Initiated by a number of local organizations

If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails.

Send a letter to the State Department and Congress: Join with people around the country and around the world who are demanding an end to U.S. aid to Israel. This is an urgent situation and we must all act now. You can send a letter with our easy click and send system demanding an end to U.S. aid to Israel. Without U.S. aid, the Israeli military attacks, siege and blockade of Gaza could not be continued. Click this link now to send a letter to the State Department and elected officials in Congress.

You can help to support this important organizing effort by making a financial contribution today. Click here to donate online, where you can also find information on how to contribute by check.

Free Palestine Alliance Statement: To read a statement from the Free Palestine Alliance, click here.




Emergency rally for Gaza

               Stop the Massacre!  End the Siege Now!

        5pm, Tuesday, 30th December

              Victorian State Library

                  Cnr La Trobe and Swanston St

                              Melbourne City


    Stop the neo Nazi Massacre!   End the Siege Now!

                                              Please bring placards and banners


  Organised by Palestinian Community Association of Victoria and the

                                 Muslim & Arabic community.



Phoenix, AZ Rally To Stop Israel's Massacre of Gazans  

Sunday December 28, 2008: TODAY IN PHOENIX

At Central Ave.and Camelback Road, 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM

We Hold These Truths' members will join CARMA (Coalition of Arab and Muslim Americans) and other peace groups to protest the brutal attack going on in the Gaza Strip by Israel.  Over 900 have been wounded and 285 or more murdered.

We Hold These Truths Project Strait Gate PO Box 14491 Scottsdale, AZ, 85267 Call 602 741 4650  for demonstration details




Gaza Emergency Protest, 29 December

The Israeli bombing of Gaza has killed more than 270 people over the weekend, the bloodiest attack since 1967. Ehud Barak, Israeli Defence Minister, has threatened further attacks on Gaza, one of the most impoverished places on earth.
Below is a notice of a protest tomorrow (Monday) from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Please circulate this notice as widely as possible.  If you are not in London, please consider local actions.
Gaza massacre - Emergency Protest
Monday 29 December 4.00pm – 6.00pm 
Opposite Israeli Embassy  - Kensington High Street
Nearest tube: High Street Kensington
Please monitor news channels and call BBC and ITV every day to ask for accurate
figures of numbers killed and injured.    We will not accept Israeli
spokespersons – we want Palestinian commentators.
Betty Hunter
General Secretary
Palestine Solidarity Campaign




Stop the Massacres, Let Gaza Live  

Last night Israel announced the end of the blockade of Gaza and this morning they bombed over 205 Gazans to death and wounded over 500, and the threat of further killings still hangs heavily over the skies of Palestine as the current Israeli assault over Gaza continues.
This is the single largest massacre in Gaza since Israel illegally occupied the area in 1967. The numbers of dead are mounting, especially as the already limited medical supplies are running out due to the brutal siege of Gaza since 2005.

This is a war crime on an industrial scale.  

We call on the federal opposition parties to ask the Harper Government to condemn the Israeli massacre of the Palestinian people in Gaza .  

There will be a demonstration outside the Israeli Consulate in Toronto

Where: 180 Bloor Street West

When: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday 28th December 2008.
Supported so far by:
Canadian Arab Federation

Palestine House

Women in Solidarity with Palestine (WSP)

Islamic Society of York Region

Not In Our Name (NION): Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism

Somali Canadian Diaspora Alliance

Muslim Association of Hamilton

International Jewish anti-Zionist Network – Toronto

Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid

Niagara Palestinian Association

Al-Huda Lebanese Muslim Society

Hamilton Coalition Against the War

Palestinian Association of Hamilton

No War - Paix    

For more information, please contact:

Khaled Mouammar
CAF National President
416-879-6766 (Cell)



Protests at massacre in Gaza

Monday 29 December in London,

Birmingham, Halifax, York, Sheffield, Bradford

Gaza massacre over 300 killed - Emergency Protests


Monday 29 December 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Protest opposite Israeli Embassy W8 - Kensington High Street. Nearest tube: High Street Kensington. From station turn right.

Protests organised and supported by PSC, Palestine Return Centre (PRC), Palestinian Forum of Britain (PFB), British Muslim Initiative (BMI), Stop the War, Friends of al Aqsa, Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), Respect, Islamic Human Rights Commission, Association of the Palestinian Community in Britain (APC), Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JFJFP), Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (JBIG), Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN), Haldane Society


Monday 29 December, 5.00 pm, outside Zavvi, Waterstones, High Street, Birminham City Centre (near the bull in the Bull Ring Centre)


Monday 29 December 4-5pm, outside Central Library


Monday 29 December 12 - 2pm St Sampsons Square, please come for all or part of our vigil


Monday 29 December, 4pm, outside Town Hall


Monday 29 December 2pm, Centenary Square.  We will provide leaflets please bring placards, banners etc or bring with you marker pens and large size paper.


Tuesday 30 Dec


Tuesday 30 December 12 to 1pm.  Nye Bevan Statue, Queen Street


Saturday 3 Jan


Saturday 3 January 11am, Guildhall Square

Organised by Portsmouth Network for a Just Settlement of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Portsmouth Stop the War Coalition


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