10/23/2015 3:00 pm

We, the Palestinian Youth Movement-USA chapter (PYM), call on all Palestinian youth and our allies to defend our homeland and support the steadfastness of our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Friday, October 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm in front of the Federal building in Downtown San Diego. (880 Front St San Diego, CA 92101)

The Zionist bombardment on Al-Aqsa mosque, mass youth arrests, continuous displacement, home demolitions, and vigilante settler violence has taken the lives of more than 35 Palestinians in the last two weeks and left over 2000 injured. In response to the immense surge of Zionist aggression in Palestine, we in the Palestinian Diaspora must recognize that our peoples resistance is a mandatory element of maintaining survival, bonds to land, to society and to surviving in the face of an ongoing project of ethnic cleansing. But they cannot do it alone.

The intersections of IDF military enforcement, settler encroachment, and a complacent Palestinian leadership who are serving as the gatekeepers to occupation and no longer the forerunners of the liberation project, culminate to ensure the suppression of resistance and the acceleration of ethnic cleansing. However, we as Palestinian youth must assume our full rights and responsibilities to defend our people and our land and take action wherever we are. We must give to and sacrifice for our struggle. We must recognize the gross violations of human rights in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as part of an ongoing Zionist settler-colonial logic and system that works to erase us from land and history. It takes form through the implementation of racial caste system, apartheid policies and structures, militarized policing and occupation, the destabilization of the broader region and suppression of the regional masses. In addition Zionist advancements in an industry of oppression has made the Zionist entity a leader in the global market of war-making, outsourcing technologies and tactics of repression, surveillance and militarization.

We have to stand together to support Palestinian resistance against the oppressive Zionist entity. We have to uprise along side our brothers and sisters in Palestine against the Zionist colonization of our mother land.

Until return and liberation,

Flags, posters, and noise are encouraged.

If you would like to endorse this event, feel free to message us or email at pym.sandiego@gmail.com

Event Location: 
Federal Building, 880 Front Street, Downtown San Diego