Several Muslim, Arab-American and anti-war groups have joined forces to organize a march on the White House that will take place at 1:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, August 2nd to protest against the Israeli operation in Gaza.
The co-sponsors of the march include the ANSWER Coalition, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), American Muslim Alliance (AMA), Muslim Legal Fund of America, Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition – New York,Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), MAS Immigrant Justice Center, United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC), World Can’t Wait and CODEPINK.
This is not the first show of solidarity for Gaza in the Unites States. Demonstrations by several thousands have been taking place in the cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Brian Becker, National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition, said “We have been in the streets every day in cities around the country.What is needed now is a massive National March on Washington.Israel receives $4 billion in ‘aid’ from the United States each year. This money is being used to commit war crimes against the Palestinian people in Gaza. We are demanding that all U.S aid to Israel be ended now”.
The coalition says that it will demand an end to the “massacre” in Gaza, the Israeli blockade of Gaza, US aid to Israel and the occupation of Palestinian territory. They welcome participants and have arranged for transportation to the White House from across the nation.
Over 580 people have been killed and 3,000 people have been wounded in Gaza so far due to Israeli missiles and bombs in the past two weeks.
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