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We Condemn the Zionist Massacre in Gaza Statement from the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity

We Condemn the Zionist Massacre in Gaza
Statement from the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity
Photo: Khalli Hamra
We Condemn the Zionist Massacre in Gaza
March 31, 2018.
Fort the last 42 years, every March 30 Land Day is commemorated by the Palestinian people. It is the day in which 6 demonstrators were assassinated for opposing the occupation in 1976. This Friday hundreds of thousands of their children, youth, elderly and the people in general peacefully demonstrated in the great March of Return.
They gathered by setting up tents as close as possible to the dividing line of the Gaza Strip and other Palestine territories occupied since 1948. In the demonstration only Palestinian flags were displayed; the unifying symbol reaffirming their commitment of struggle for the return of all refugees to their homes and their lands. At the same time the people gathered in different zones and occupied regions of the West Bank, which were repressed by the Zionist Israeli army.
In a unanimous decision of the heroic Palestinian people, in consensus expressed by the National Coordination Committee for the commemorative marches of Land Day and the Return, they decided to organize all of them starting the same day that would extend until May 15 with the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Al Nakba catastrophe that marked the beginning of the Zionist occupation in 1948, where 800,000 Palestinians were expelled from their own lands and 450 homes were destroyed.
On the first day of the demonstration as the size grew the fascist Israeli government and its army of occupation (IDF), opened fire committing what can only be considered a massacre against civilians. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 16 Palestinians were assassinated and more than 1400 were wounded, many of whom are now struggling for their lives, given the precarious situation of the hospitals, that lack medicine and basic medical supplies due to the occupation and the blockade of the Gaza Strip. A situation that has converted it into the world's largest open air prison.
The Palestinians assassinated were between 20 and 35 years of age. They are: Bader Alsabagh, Omar Samur, Muhamad Abu Omar, Ahmad Abu Awda, Yihad Farina, Ibrahim Abu Shaar, Abdelfatah Abdelnabi, Mahmud Rahmi, Abdelcader Alhawagri, Sari Abu Awda, Hamdan Abu Amsha, Yihad Abu Gamuz, Naji Abu Hagir, Muhamad Al Najar, Amin Abu Moamar.

The International Committee denounces the complicit silence of the United States and the European Union of the Passover massacre by Israel against the Palestinian people. We know it would of never taken place without the OK from the Trump Administration making the U.S. just as guilty as Israel in this massacre. We reiterate the strongest condemnation to the occupation and the ferocious repression that the people of Gaza face and we call on all social movements, political, judicial and human rights organizations to express a public outcry and stand in solidarity with the mourning families and the Palestinian people.
Please share this video showing IDF snipers firing on men praying and drones dropping nerve gas on the demonstrators. 
International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, March 31, 2018
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