Israel hammers Gaza: STOP BARBARISM

Let’s increase these protests, worldwide, every day

(in chronological order date-wise, and geographical order on the day):

TODAY

BETHLEHEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINE: 7:30pm, Manger Square

ISTANBUL, TURKEY: 9pm, al Fateh Mosque

AL QUDS, JERUSALEM, OCCUPIED PALESTINE: 7pm, Damascus Gate

RAMALLAH, OCCUPIED PALESTINE, 7 pm, al Manara Square

WASHINGTON DC: Emergency protest for #Gaza today in Washington, DC at 3:00 pm outside the Israeli embassy. #GazaUnderAttack #PrayForGaza

LONDON, UK: TONIGHT outside the Israeli embassy in London. #Gaza

MONTREAL, CANADA: TONIGHT, 6pm, Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Metro Guy-Concordia

NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: 6pm, 182 Church Street Mall, Parramatta, New South WaleS

THURSDAY NOV 15  

BEIRUT, LEBANON: 10 am – cola bridge, #beirut #GazaAssault #GazaUnderAttack

ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT: 12 noon, Qaid Ibrahim

TUNIS, TUNISIA: 11 am, In front of the National Theatre

TUNIS, TUNISIA: 1 pm, In front Sa7et Mohamed Ali

LA, 4pm: 11766 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1600, Los Angeles, California

CHICAGO: 4pm, Obama Headquarters, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601

NASHVILLE: 4pm, CENTENNIAL PARK, ON THE CORNER OF WEST END AND ELLISTON PLACE

ATLANTA: 4 pm, 1100 Spring St. N.W. Atlanta

SAN DIEGO: 4:30 pm, US Federal building, 880 Front St, San Diego, for further information or to endorse, contact: zahi@al-awdasandiego.org

BOSTON: 4:30 pm, in COPLEY SQUARE

SEATTLE: 4 pm, SEATTLE FEDERAL BLDG. 915 2nd Avenue

NEW YORK:  5pm, outside Israeli consulate, (42nd st and 2nd ave) – Protest Israeli crimes in #Gazahttp://on.fb.me/RXWstl  via @facebook #GazaUnderAttack #Rage4Gaza

SAN FRANSISCO: 5:15 pm, Consulate General of Israel 456 Montgomery St Ste 1500, San Francisco

WASHINGTON DC: 6 pm, in front of The State Department, 2201 C Street Northwest Washington, DC **meet at 23rd St and E st NW

MONTREAL: 5pm in front of the Hall Building, Concordia Uni. #Gaza

VANCOUVER: 5 PM at the Art Gallery (Robson Side), Hornby and Robson Sts

TORONTO: 6 pm, Israeli Consulate – 180 Bloor Street (east of St. George TTC)

OXFORD: 4pm, Cornmarket Street, Oxford

BRADFORD, UK: 4:30 pm, Bottom of Sunbridge Road, Bradford

MANCHESTER, UK: 5 pm, Piccadilly Gardens, M60 1HX Manchester UK

BRIGHTON, UK: 5:30 pm, Victoria Gardens

LONDON, UK: 5:30 pm London:2 Palace Green London W8 4QB

DUBLIN, IRELAND: 5:30 pm, Israeli Embassy, 122 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

LIMERICK, IRELAND: 6:15 pm, Thomas Street Limerick UTC

BELFAST: 7 pm, Belfast City Hall

PARIS: 6pm, in front of the Ministry of Justice in Paris (1, rue de la Paix)

West Bank, Cairo, Tel Aviv http://bit.ly/RXVzRA   #RageforGaza

FRIDAY NOV 16

OTTAWA: 12 noon, Israeli Embassy (50 O’Connor, between Queen and Albert)

ALBERTA: 3 pm, in front of City Hall

PHILADELPHIA: 12 noon, Israeli Consulate19th and JFK Boulevard

SAN FRANSISCO: 4 pm, Consulate General of Israel 456 Montgomery St Ste 1500, San Francisco

CLEVELAND: 4:30 pm, PUBLIC SUQARE in Downtown, Cleveland. For further information or to endorse, contact: Abbas Hamideh resistance48@aol.com

DC: in front of The State Department (2201 C Street Northwest Washington, DC 20520) at 6:00pm and march to the White House in protest of our governments support for Israel brutal aggression against Palestinians in Gaza.

SÃO, PAULO, BRAZIL, 5 pm, Avenida Paulista com Rua Augusta – em frente ao banco Safra (Paulista Avenue, crossing Augusta St. – in front of Safra bank)

MANCHESTER, UK: 5 pm, Picadilly Gardens

SATURDAY NOV 17:

SOUTH FLORIDA: 2 pm, for further information or to endorse, contact: Anas Amireh:fuktheoccupation@yahoo.com

NORWAY: 3 pm,Israel i Norge Parkveien 35, Oslo

SCOTLAND: 12 noon,Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

SWEDEN: 3-5pm, Israels ambassad Strandvägen 58
MONDAY NOV 19:
OSLO, NORWAY: 2pm Yongstorget, Oslo
Israel hammers Hamas in Gaza offensive

An Israeli firefighter extinguishes a burning car after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Beersheba November 14, 2012. Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would 'open the gates of hell'. REUTERS-Baz Ratner
Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS-Ali Hassan
A Palestinian helps extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS-Ali Hassan
By Nidal al-Mughrabi
GAZA | Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:13pm EST

(Reuters) – Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would “open the gates of hell”.

The onslaught shattered hopes that a truce mediated on Tuesday by Egypt could pull the two sides back from the brink of war after five days of escalating Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli strikes at militant targets.

Operation “Pillar of Defence” began with a surgical strike on a car carrying the commander of the military wing of Hamas, the Iranian-armed Islamist movement which controls Gaza and dominates a score of smaller armed groups.

Within minutes of the death of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, big explosions shook Gaza as the Israeli air force struck at selected targets just before sundown, blasting plumes of smoke and debris high above the crowded city.

Panicking civilians ran for cover and the death toll mounted quickly. Ten people including three children were killed, the health ministry said, and about 40 were wounded. Also among the dead were an 11-month-old baby and a woman pregnant with twins.

Army tanks shelled border areas of Gaza in south and the Israeli navy shelled a Hamas security position from the sea.

Hamas stuck back, firing at least four Grad rockets at the southern city of Beersheba in what it called its initial response. Israel reported damage but no casualties. Its ‘Iron Dome’ interceptor defence knocked out a dozen rockets in flight.

The escalation in Gaza came in a week when Israel fired at Syrian artillery positions it said had fired into the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights amid a civil war in Syria that has brought renewed instability to neighboring Lebanon.

Egypt, whose new Islamist government pledged to honor the 1979 peace treaty with Israel, condemned the raids as a threat to regional security, recalled its ambassador from Israel and called for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council.

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi’s predecessor Hosni Mubarak twice withdrew his ambassador, with no lasting effect. But Israel will be watching for signs of a more aggressive approach by the Islamist leader that could imperil their ties.

Mursi has said of the Palestinians that “our blood is their blood” and Egypt may not “accept what was accepted before”.

 

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