Since Israel began its most recent attack on Gaza, nearly 200 have been killed and 1,100 have been injured. The majority have been civilians, an obscene number have been children. All of this being set against decades of displacement, occupation, siege, and repeated large-scale military assaults.
This is an affront to dignity, regardless of where one lives. As New Yorkers, faced with a police force actively sharing strategies with Israel and replicating its tactics (dawn raids, militarized neighborhoods, wholesale surveillance of Arabs and Muslims), this is more than a matter of solidarity. Our fates are inextricably bound.
Join us Friday in Bryant Park for the first act in a new narrative: A funeral procession to the Israeli Consulate. This is a non-violent, somber, family-friendly event and we encourage you to bring everyone you care about.