Date/Time: 08/01/2009 12:00 am
Meeting and Discussion
STOP ISRAEL’S ASSAULT ON GAZA!
Gaza is under attack by one of the most deadly military machines on the planet — the Israeli military. Unfortunately, even worse is yet to come as Israel amasses troops for a threatened ground invasion. Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on earth, which means despite Israel’s claims about “precision strikes” against Hamas, civilians will always be in the line of fire. Further, the first attacks last Saturday came just as schoolchildren were returning home from school. According to an eyewitness, Dr. Haider Eid: “The timing was chosen to cause a massacre. The part of this that I’m still trying to cope with are the bodies of the children. This is something you don’t wish on your worst enemies, to tell you the truth. The morgue at the hospital is the largest in Gaza City, but it ran out of space to keep the bodies.” To make matters worse, an ongoing embargo and siege of Gaza has left residents particularly ill-equipped to deal with the physical, medical, humanitarian and psychological consequences of this new offensive. Come to a meeting to discuss what we can do here to join an international movement to STOP THE ASSAULT ON GAZA and to FREE PALESTINE!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 8
La Pregunta Cafe
1528 Amsterdam Ave (at 136 St.)
sponsored by the International Socialist Organization