A Sea of Black: Protest the Israeli Massacre of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla!

Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library (Hamilton Side)

There will be a demonstration at*** 6 pm tomorrow at the Vancouver Public Library*** to denounce the Israeli military massacre of activists on a Gaza aid convoy. (To show solidarity with those brave activists who were killed fighting for the rights of Palestinians we ask that everyone please wear black and a kuffiyeh if you have one.)

At least 19 international activists were killed by Israel, with dozens injured. The death toll may rise. In an act of piracy and a blatant violation of international law, the Israeli government has committed a cold-blooded massacre on the high seas against a group of courageous individuals whose only crime was to extend a hand of solidarity to the besieged and blockaded people in Gaza.

The Gaza aid flotilla is made up of seven ships carrying 700 people and bringing medical, construction and school supplies to besieged Palestinians in Gaza. It was attacked in international waters by 14 Israeli ships. Heavily armed Israeli commandos dropped onto the ships from helicopters and opened fire on the activists.

Gaza has been blockaded by Israel since 2007 with full backing by the Canadian government. The blockade is a brutal form of collective punishment aimed at strangling the Palestinian people.Since coming to office, the Harper Government has continued with enormous support for Israel allowing the continued siege of Gaza, the occupation and expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and Israel’s non-stop war against all of the Palestinian people.

Please come out and condemn this outrageous massacre and call for an immediate end of the siege of Gaza. Please wear black and your kuffiyeh if you can.

For more info, email: [email protected] or called 604-379-4050.