Goldman Sachs is funding violent Hebron settlements! Join the call to #OpenShuahdaSt
On February 25, 1994 Brooklyn Born Israeli Settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire in the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron killing 29 Palestinians in worship. Since then Shuhada Street, once the main thoroughfare and marketplace, has remained almost entirely closed to Palestinians. Homes and storefronts are welded shut and Palestinian families must use rooftops, alleyways, and back doors to enter their homes. Hebron is home to the most violent and ideologically extreme of the settler movement. Around 850 of them live within Hebron’s city center. While they roam the streets freely carrying machine guns, Palestinians face 12 permanently staffed checkpoints and ongoing harassment from settlers and soldiers.
CODEPINK is proud to partner with Youth Against Settlements for its 8th annual Open Shuhada Street campaign February 19-26. We will be telling Goldman Sachs to stop funding Hebron settlers by donating to the Hebron Fund, a Brooklyn based organization that uses its 501c3 charity tax exempt status to build Hebron settlements and fund the violent settlers.
Actions are taking place in the following cities:
Las Vegas, NV - Sunday Feb 19 2:30-4:30pm Educational event at a private home. Organized by Las Vegas JVP Full details and RSVP here.
Atlanta GA - Tuesday February 21 5-7pm Demonstration and flyering at Goldman Sachs. Organized by JVP Atlanta. Contact Ilise Cohen email@example.com for more information
Washington DC - Wednesday February 22 6:30-8:00pm Protest in front of the Israeli embassy 3514 International Dr NW, Washington, DC Facebook event
San Francisco, CA - Friday February 24 12:00-1:30pm Protest outside Goldman Sachs ofice 555 California at Kearney (the Bank of America building where Goldman Sachs has their San Francisco office). Contact Jim Haber firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New York City - Tuesday February 28 6:30-8pm Protest to shut down Goldman Sachs. Facebook event.
Friday February 24 social media day of action. Use these sample tweets!
Hebron has 20 checkpoints & over 100 freedom of movement barriers. End Israeli segregation #OpenShuhadaSt http://buff.ly/2m0ihxx
50 years of occupation in W Bank, E Jerusalem, & Gaza; 23 years of segregation in Hebron #OpenShuhadaSt
Israeli settlers roam freely w machine guns; Palestinians face 20 checkpoints over 100 freedom of movement restrictions #OpenShuhadaSt
After 23 years of closures, restrictions, soldiers, and segregation it is time to #OpenShuhadaSt Sign the petition http://buff.ly/2m0ihxx
.@GoldmanSachs is funding violent illegal settlers in W Bank city of Hebron. Help the Palestinian grassroots movement #OpenShuhadaSt
Hey @GoldmanSachs instead of harming Palestinians by funding settlers in Hebron you should be helping #OpenShuhadaSt
Support the Palestinian nonviolent struggle. Sign the petition to #OpenShuhadaSt in Hebron http://buff.ly/2m0ihxx