Stop the Siege on Gaza Demonstration August 6
MidEast:JustPeace will hold a demonstration on August 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Union and the Grand Traverse Parkway to protest the siege on Gaza and to call for an end to U.S. aid to Israel. The public in invited to attend and bring signs.
Mary Heffron explains “The blood of innocents is on our hands if we do not stand with Palestinians in Gaza and throughout Israel and the West Bank. The need to stop the massacre, end the siege of Gaza, and hold Israel accountable is clear to all who truly seek peace with justice.”
“U.S. taxpayers fund 20% of Israel's military, providing over $3.1 billion in weapons each year, making U.S. taxpayers deeply complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians. A just and lasting peace can only be achieved by an end to Israel’s illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip and an end to the occupation” says Marian Kromkowski.
Gina Aranki asks “What do Israel (and we) create when we bomb families wholesale as in Gaza? The next generation to believe that since their lives are so meaningless, more violence is the answer."
Kromkowski, Heffron and Aranki have been members of MidEast:JustPeace since its founding in 2002. More information may be found at MidEastJustPeace.org or at MidEastJustPeace on Facebook