Statement for May 18 Global Day of Action

 

Statement for May 18 Global Day of Action

MAY 17, 2021

We, the undersigned Palestinian-led organizations, endorse the General Strike called for by our people across all of colonized Palestine for May 18, 2021, and call on all supporters of Palestinian liberation to join the Day of Action.

The Zionist settler-colonial state of Israel has launched a brutal military assault against our besieged people in the Gaza Strip and is pursuing the ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem, most notably in the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. These instances are a continuation of over 73 years of exile, oppression, and violence enacted by the apartheid state and Israeli settler mobs. Yet, our determination to liberate our people and homeland has only increased.

We ask our people and allies in the diaspora, Palestinian/Arab organizations, unions, and social justice movements to heed the call for a day of action in support of the general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. We urge you to join Palestinians in this global day of action by organizing actions at Israeli embassies and consulates, holding vigils for Palestinians killed by the apartheid Israel, releasing solidarity statements, and calling on your governments to enact sanctions on the apartheid state of Israel.

Until return and liberation,

Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)

US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)

National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP)

Al-Awda: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition

Free Democratic Palestine Movement (FDPM)

Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

To add your organizational endorsement, please e-mail palyouth.usa@gmail.com.


LIST OF ACTIONS (LOCAL TIMEZONES)

*Reminder to wear masks & social distance.*

SAN FRANCISCO, BAY AREA: May 18, 4-6 PM, ISRAHELLI CONSULATE 456 MONTGOMERY

WASHINGTON D.C.:

May 18, 3 PM, “ISRAELI” EMBASSY 3514 International Dr NW

May 18, 5:30 PM, War Memorial Plaza, 102 N Holliday St. (Between E. Fayette St & Lexington St), Baltimore MD. Contact: baltimorerally@gmail.com

SAN DIEGO, CA: May 18, 4 PM, Federal Building, 880 Front St. Federal Plaza, contact pym.sandiego@gmail.com. Take action at https://linktr.ee/pymsandiego

LOS ANGELES, CA: May 18, 4PM at Israeli Consulate, 11766 Wilshire Blvd, LA

To add action, please e-mail palyouth.usa@gmail.com.


FULL CALL TO ACTION

DAY OF ACTION IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN UPRISING & GENERAL STRIKE

From across colonized Palestine, we call on you to join our general strike and day of action on Tuesday, May 18. Launched from Jerusalem and extending across the world, we call on your support in maintaining this moment of unprecedented popular resistance.

As settler mobs and the Israeli occupation continue a campaign of violence and ethnic cleansing against our people in Sheikh Jarrah, Gaza, and beyond, we will continue our popular uprising until the liberation of our lands and people. Liberation is within our reach.

1. Host an action at the Israeli consulate or embassy in your region

2. Hold a protest or vigil for Palestinians killed by Israeli terror

3. Make a public commitment to Palestinian Liberation and BDS

4. Call on your governments to place sanctions on Israel

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