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Anti-Globalization to Organize Massive Solidarity March to Gaza

A number of rallies, peaceful demonstrations and activities will be organized in Europe and North and South America on the first anniversary of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.


(GAZA STRIP) - The international anti-globalization movement is planning a massive solidarity march on 27 Dec. 2009 that would start in Cairo and end in the Gaza Strip with the participation of former presidents Jimmy Carter of the USA and Nelson Mandela of South Africa.

Carter and Mandella

The movement, which is also against Zio-American hegemony, said in a press release on Saturday said that the event was dubbed "The Big Freedom" march and would carry the slogan of "Gaza the world conscience".

150 international and human rights organizations are expected to take part in the march that aims at shedding light on the humanitarian suffering in the Gaza Strip as a result of the war and siege.

More than 1,400 Gaza residents were killed during the Israeli attacks on Gaza last December and January.

The total number of Israeli's killed in the same period was 14. Of those, several were friendly fire incidents that occurred within the ranks of the Israeli Defense Forces.

The increasing number of groups supporting Gaza residents and the people of Occupied Palestine, contend that the Israeli attacks, which were reprisals against Hamas rocket attacks, were highly disproportionate and thus qualify as war crimes.

They also cite Israel's use of white phosphorus as a weapon, which is illegal under international guidelines. Numerous cases reported during the Israeli attacks involved people being burned alive in their homes.

Israel Killed Ambulance Crews

Israeli attacks on Gaza medics

Another serious issue is the IDF's citing and targeting medical personnel. Several medics in Gaza were attacked and killed by Israeli soldiers as they attempted to treat the people killed by Israel's weapons, many of which are supplied by the U.S. government and taxpayers.

Additionally, Israel targeted and attacked a UN compound which included a school full of children. Israel also attacked roughly half of the hospitals in Gaza.

The movement pointed out that Hollywood stars, international figures and lawmakers from various countries would also attend the event.

A number of rallies, peaceful demonstrations and activities would be organized in Europe and North and South America on the first anniversary of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, the movement concluded.

Some advocates say what happened in Gaza last winter can not go unaddressed. Israel has had a very difficult time with the Goldstone Report, a document that indicts the Israeli government for the attacks on Gaza.

The people who oppose Israel on political grounds include those who are Muslim, Jewish and Christian.

Special thanks to: palestinian.ning.com

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Daniel Johnson November 16, 2009 4:00 am (Pacific time)

The people who oppose Israel on political grounds also include atheists.

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