This just in from Justice for Palestine:

Dear Friends and Activists,

In response and commemoration of the barbaric attack on the Freedom Flotilla today, we are launching the Global Day to Break the Israeli Siege as an international day of action and protest in front of Israeli embassies and consulates around the world.. Please help us mark Saturday the 5th of June as the Global Day to break the Israeli Siege by organizing protests on this day in your city in front of Israeli consulates and corporations and institutions tied to Apartheid Israel around the world.

This call is not only to protest israel’s barbaric attacks but also to cut all ties, whether economic, political, acadamic or cultural, until Israel abides fully with international law and stop crimes against all humanity.

We want this to be an internationally coordinated movement and therefore ask you to e-mail us to register your event.We are also asking for more ships to sail to Gaza. Events are already scheduled In Germany, Bahrain and Toronto.

Please forward this call to all human rights activists and civil society groups and ask them to endorse it.

Justice for Palestine,
Hadil El-Khouly, Ghadeer Malik, Nadine Moawad


Call for Action: Global Day to Break Israeli Siege

Today we watched with horror as Israel committed its massacre against the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza murdering 19 unarmed civilians and leaving over 50 injured. The peaceful Flotilla carrying over 10,000 tones of humanitarian aid to Gaza and over 700 pro-Palestinian activists was attacked by Israeli Navy forces using live ammunition, teargas, grenades…etc.

The Israeli apartheid state has again acted in full impunity against international law and needs to be held accountable for the murder of unarmed civilians at sea and illegal barbaric piracy of civilian vessels in international water carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza.

In memory of the brave men and women who lost their lives on the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza, today we are calling all free citizens and people of conscience around the world to a Global Day of Action to carry forward Freedom Flotilla’s cause of breaking the Israeli siege of Gaza.

Let’s mark Saturday, 5th June 2010 as Global ‘Break-The-Siege’ Day with protests and demonstrations in front of Israeli embassies and consulates all over the world. We call on you to join us on this day to demand in a global united voice, from our governments to:

Take a stance against this horrid inhumanity committed by Israel against armless humanitarians and activists by following Turkey’s footsteps in shutting down Israeli’s consulates. Crimes against inhumanity are inexcusable and will not be welcome in our countries.
Join the growing international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in cutting all political, economic, cultural and academic ties with Israel as a statement that crimes against humanity are inexcusable, unwelcome and will not pass unchallenged.

Impose full sanctions against Israel until they fully abide by international law and UN conventions in relation to the siege in Gaza, occupation and apartheid in Palestine as well as the right of return of refugees.

If you do not have an Israeli embassy in your country, protest in front of major corporations or institutions with economic, political, cultural or academic ties with Israel.

We stand today at an urgent and critical point in our global quest for justice and human rights. The brutal attack on activists aboard the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, resulting in at least 19 deaths and tens of injuries, proves that Zionism indiscriminately targets human rights advocates of all nationalities. We must not allow this massacre to pass quietly.

Please register your event on Global ‘Break-Israeli-Siege’ Day by sending us an email to [email protected].

Join the growing critical mass around the world with a commitment to the day when Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as any other people, when the siege is lifted, the occupation is over and the 6 million Palestinian refugees are finally granted justice.