Fifty Years of Israeli Military Occupation

June 5, 2017 will mark the 50th year of Israel's military conquest of Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.  Since the 1967 Six Days War, Israel has systematically colonized Palestinian lands with Jews-only settlements, evicting hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, and subjecting Palestinians to apartheid.  Despite international condemnation, the United States continues to provide more military aid to Israel than any other country--over $230 billion dollars and counting.  We are holding a rally and march on June 5, 2017 at Cambridge City Hall in Cambridge, MA to protest. Please RSVP hereHere's a taste of what Israel has done to Palestinians with your tax dollars:

  • Demolished over 48,000 homes and related structures in the West Bank and Gaza
  • Confiscated over 586,000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank
  • Created 300,000 Palestinian refugees
  • Colonized the West Bank with over 600,000 Jewish settlers in direct violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention
  • Enacted over 50 laws that discriminate against Israel's Arab minority
  • Established an apartheid legal system with civil courts for Jewish settlers and separate military courts for 4.5 million Palestinians, who are subjected to indefinite detentions without trial and a 99.74 percent conviction rate

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Sources:
http://icahd.org/faqs-home-demolitions/
http://www.wrmea.org/congress-u.s.-aid-to-israel/u.s.-financial-aid-to-israel-figures-facts-and-impact.html
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/u-s-aid-to-israel-totals-233-7b-over-six-decades.premium-1.510592
http://www.internal-displacement.org/middle-east-and-north-africa/palestine/figures-analysis
http://imemc.org/article/71889/
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160610-49-facts-about-israels-occupation-of-the-west-bank-and-gaza-strip/
http://www.unicef.org/oPt/UNICEF_oPt_Children_in_Israeli_Military_Detention_Observations_and_Recommendations_-_6_March_2013.pdf
https://www.adalah.org/en/content/view/7771