Solidarity with Palestine:
An Interfaith Prayer & Rally for Peace and Justice in the Holy Land
Friday, July 28
Israeli Consulate (1100 Spring St, Atlanta, GA 30309)
Atlanta joins cities around the world rallying in solidarity with Palestinians who are peacefully protesting and praying for a free Al Aqsa Mosque, a free Jerusalem, and a free Palestine.
Over the past two weeks, Israeli Occupation Forces have prevented worshippers from freely attending prayer at Al Aqsa Mosque, imposing tight security on worshipers in the Old City of Jerusalem as part of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to gradually exert greater control over holy sites.
When Palestinians peacefully protested these unjust and illegal restrictions, Israeli occupation forces replied by firing live ammunition, unleashing dogs, and firing tear gas, killing several Palestinian youth.
In addition these rising tensions in Jerusalem, the people of Gaza continue to suffer a brutal blockade, receiving an average of only 3 hours of electricity per day. Gaza should have electricity, clean drinking water, functioning hospitals, and opportunities to rebuild. This means that the Israeli government must end its brutal blockade, and the world must pressure them to do just that. We also demand an end to American complicity in the illegal military occupation of Palestine.
Please join us this Friday at 5 pm at the Israeli Consulate (1100 Spring St.) with signs of solidarity, candles for our interfaith vigil, and chants in support of peace for Jews, Christians, Muslims and all others in the Holy Land. Stand for peace, resistance and justice. Stand against the occupation, state violence, repression and discrimination.
This event is sponsored by the Atlanta chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace and CAIR Georgia, along with the support of co-sponsors:
-Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)Atlanta
-GA Green Party
-Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
-Black Lives Matter Atlanta
-Asian Americans Advancing for Justice
-Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition
-International Action Center
Local sponsors plan to share words of solidarity and public prayer to mirror our sisters and brothers doing the same in front of Al Aqsa this Friday.