January , 2019

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Multiple Chicago human rights, faith-based, anti-war, and community groups are protesting Israel’s ongoing attacks in Gaza, killing and injuring Palestinian civilians (including many children) and destroying infrastructure, homes, and livelihoods. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights mid-day on Sunday, “The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli Occupation Forces in the course of the offensive on the Gaza Strip, that has been ongoing for the fifth consecutive day, has increased to 51, including 27 civilians. The civilian deaths include 10 children and 5 women. Additionally, 535 Palestinians, including 520 civilians, have been wounded – this number includes 140 children and 83 women.” Early this morning, the death toll has risen to 89 victims to over 800 injured.

The Rally will be held at Federal Plaza, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago. It will end with a Rally at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., Chicago.

Organizers said they “will not stand for another Operation Cast Lead. We stand in solidarity with Gaza by calling on the US government to end its unwavering support of Israel’s human rights abuses. We demand the Obama administration put pressure on Israel to end its attacks on the people of Gaza and end the illegal blockade of Gaza.”

March will begin at the Federal Plaza, go toward Michigan avenue, and end at Daley Center, where a rally will be held.

Organized by:

American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) – Chicago

Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights (CMPR)

Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC)

Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG) – Chicago

US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) – Chicago

Endorsed by:

Palestine Solidarity Group – Chicago, Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights, US Palestinian Community Network – Chicago, American Muslims for Palestine – Chicago,

American Friends Service Committee – Chicago, Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago

Arab-Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, Islamic Circle of North America – Chicago, Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine – Loyola University

Students for Justice in Palestine – University of Illinois at Chicago

Students for Justice in Palestine – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Students for Justice in Palestine – Northwestern University

Students for Justice in Palestine – DePaul University

Students for Justice in Palestine – University of Chicago

Students for Justice in Palestine – Benedictine University

Students for Justice in Palestine – Northeastern Illinois University

Committee Against Political Repression, Anti-War Committee

ANSWER, International Socialist Organization, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Syrian American Council (SAC) – Chicago, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Syrian American Council – Chicago, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Chicago Area Peace Action, American Muslim Alliance (AMA),

American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights & Elections – AMT

For more information, contact Awad Hamdan at 773.951.2020.

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