Rally and March to defend Silwan.

Friday, July 2, 2021. Manhattan, New York City – On Friday, July 2, 2021, several Palestinian organizations in New York City held a demonstration to defend Silwan.

The rally was at Friends of Ir David (575 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022) one of New York’s many settler organizations that fund and support the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people.

After the rally, Palestinians, Jews and others marched to the office of zionist Senator Chuck Schumer (780 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017).

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July 2, 2021. Nerdeen Kiswani and other Palestinians in front of the office of Zionist Senator Chuck Schumer.

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7/2/2021. Demonstration in New York City to defend Silwan / Palestine.

Silwan

Within Our Lifetime says that on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, “in the Al-Bustan district of Silwan in Al-Quds (Jerusalem), occupation forces began demolishing Palestinian shops and homes as part of the zionist entity’s pre-meditated plan to ethnically cleanse the neighborhood to make way for illegal settlements and a tourist park.

After the illegitimate zionist courts set a deadline for yesterday (June 29, 2021) for Palestinian residents of Al-Bustan to demolish over 30 homes and shops or face a fine of ~$6,000 USD, they refused to surrender to the occupation, chanting the slogan “If they demolish it, we will build it!”

One of the Palestinians who resisted these demolition orders is Nidal al-Rajabi, whose butcher shop was the first building to be demolished this morning. Nidal and two of his sons were brutally assaulted and arrested after confronting occupation forces in an attempt to block the demolition from taking place.

Occupation forces also targeted protesters mobilizing against the demolitions with live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas, injuring 13 Palestinians.

In the video clip in the 5th slide, Nidal and his sons are seen fighting back against the occupation forces with nothing but their fists, showing their oppressor that no amount of bulldozers, tear gas, M-16s will ever crush the will of the Palestinian people to defend our land.

In the aftermath of the zionist aggression yesterday morning (June 29), Palestinian youth have taken to the streets in Al-Bustan to resist with stones in hand, lighting fires to block occupation forces and settlers from accessing roads by car and setting up defensive positions.

From Silwan to Beita to all of Palestine, Palestinians continue to resist ethnic cleansing and genocide day in and day out using whatever means they have at their disposal. As our people continue to defend Palestine from the river to the sea, we must mobilize in defense of Palestine too, from wherever we are, with whatever we have.”

KNOW YOUR ENEMY

The organization Within Our Lifetime said on Instagram, “NYC-based nonprofits with blood on their hands funding settler-colonialism in Sheikh Jarrah & Silwan.

Due to the US tax code, nonprofit organizations are both tax exempt and any donations made to them are tax deductible. Zionist organizations have taken advantage of this to essentially receive subsidies from the US government to commit genocide and ethnic cleansing all over Palestine, from Sheikh Jarrah to Silwan to al-Khalil and throughout the West Bank.

From 2006 to 2013 alone, over $220 million was funneled from US charities to zionist settler terrorists. New Yorkers walk past these charities almost every day without knowing their role in the genocide and dispossession of the Palestinian people, including Friends of Ir David, American Friends of Ateret Cohanim, and the Central Fund of israel.

In contrast, Palestinians can’t even send medical equipment without running afoul of material support for terrorism laws that criminalize aid to our people in Palestine, like the case of the #HolyLand5. These zionist charities must be exposed and confronted for their actions against the Palestinian people wherever they are.

Palestine has called out for us to #DefendSilwan, and we are responding rain or shine TODAY at 4pm at the headquarters of the Friends of Ir David, 575 Lexington Avenue. Be on the lookout for posts in the future highlighting other settler organizations operating in our city, and send us any information you might have.”

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USA Independence Day

Within Our Lifetime will join Mexicanos Unidos on Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Within Our Lifetime says on Instagram, “Freedom Means Dignity: Join us on July 4th 5 PM at 44 st/6th Ave Sunset Park in Brooklyn as we mobilize as a Palestine Contingent with one of our sister orgs @mexicanosxunidos Unidos in their call to action to FREE THEM ALL and to resist U.S. imperialism and defend the right of all colonized people to resist from Palestine to Mexico to Puerto Rico to the Black liberation struggle!

There will be food, political education, community and a rally on july 4th as we gather in the historically Mexican neighborhood of sunset park that we have marched through chanting “ From Palestine to Mexico, all the walls have got to go! “ with the support of our Mexican comrades for years! We want to highlight the hypocrisy of the U.S. myth of freedom by its current foreign policy in facilitating, funding the assault on anti-colonial and national liberation struggles around the world and by oppressing nations within the U.S.

The U.S. continues to be the largest supporter of the zionist state, financially, diplomatically, ideologically and otherwise and maintains the oppression of the Palestinian people. From Palestine to the Philippines stop the U.S war machine!”

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Friday, July 2, 2021. Manhattan, New York City – Rally and March to defend Silwan.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Friday, July 2, 2021. Manhattan, New York City – Rally and March to defend Silwan. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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