2021 marked a new chapter of struggle in the fight for Palestinian freedom. Beginning in May, New York took to the streets on a weekly basis to Defend Palestine and stand with Palestinians resisting zionist aggression from Sheikh Jarrah to Al-Aqsa to Gaza and beyond.
The Globalize the Intifada campaign culminates on Friday September 17th, the 39th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre in which 3,500 Palestinian and Lebanese people were murdered by zionist forces. We honor our martyrs, past and present, demand freedom for all of our prisoners and fight for our land by mobilizing here in the belly of the beast.
As we mobilize in NYC, Palestinians participating in the #DefundRacism campaign will be protesting in Palestine, and people will be engaging in protests and direct actions across the US in the days to come.
For Zakaria Zubeidi and the Palestinian freedom fighters who escaped from Gilboa prison on September 6th, for all our hunger strikers and prisoners. For our martyrs, and the return of our martyr’s bodies to their families. For Gaza, to end the siege and lift the blockade. To defund settler nonprofits and cut off all financing of the settler zionist project, wherever the source. To Globalize the Intifada. To demand freedom for everyone.
Black Liberation. Indigenous Liberation. Palestinian Liberation. Until all of our lands are free. This is the beginning. Not the end.
Friday 9/17 – “Columbus Circle” – W 59th St. – 5:00 pm
Join us in “Columbus Circle” on Friday September 17th at 5:00 pm
If you can’t join us in the streets, download and print the posters below and take photos with them at home or in public, with your friends, comrades and family.
Post them on social media, tag @wolpalestine and email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can continue to amplify the call to #GlobalizeTheIntifada, #DefundRacism and #FreeThemAll.
Free All Palestinian Prisoners
On September 6th 2021, six Palestinian freedom fighters escaped from a so-called “maximum-security” prison in ‘48 lands. Their escape marks one of the most successful jailbreaks in recent history in Palestine and around the world, and was celebrated on the streets of Palestine with people handing out sweets on the street from Gaza to the West Bank.
From now on, September 6th will go down in Palestinian history as a day to celebrate the resistance of our people against zionist colonialism, and the ingenuity of our freedom fighters, who continue to embarrass the zionist entity day in and day out.
The names of the six heroic jailbreakers are:
- Zakaria Zubeidi, 46, from Jenin Camp.
- Mahmoud Abdullah Ardah, 46, from Jenin.
- Mohamed Qassem Ardah, 39, from Jenin.
- Yaqoub Mahmoud Qadri, 49, from Bir al-Basha, Jenin.
- Ayham Nayef Kamamj, 35, from Kafr Dan.
- Munadil Yaqoub Nfeiat, 26, from Ya’bad, southwest of Jenin
Now more than ever, we must stand for the right of Palestinans to defend themselves with any means necessary and urge Palestinians wherever they are to mobilize in defense of the Gilboa 6 and all Palestinian prisoners. Zakaria, Mahmoud, Mohamed and Yaqcoub have been recaptured by occupation forces after spending five days in freedom on their land. As we gather on the streets, the lawyers of all four fighters report that they are being subjected to torture by zionist forces. Munadil and Ayham remain in freedom.
Defund All Zionist Settler Orgs
The #DefundRacism campaign was initiated by Palestinians all throughout historic Palestine to demand an end to the international financing of settler-terrorist colonies throughout al-Quds and the West Bank, especially financing coming from the United States. These organizations leverage their tax-exempt status to launder money tax-free into illegal zionist settlements, contrary to not only to international laws on military occupation, but to New York State tax regulations, the home state of many of these financiers.
Settler financiers in New York include:
- Friends of Ir David
- Friends of Ateret Cohanim
- Central Israel Fund
- Hebron Fund
- Friends of Itamar
If you are based outside of New York City, do research to find nonprofit organizations in your area that are directly linked to the funding of settlements in Palestine. Use the resources here and at #DefundRacism.com to build your own campaign to #DefundRacism and cut off all financing to the settler zionist state, from the $3.8 billion/yr in military aid or the millions that are being deposited tax-free to directly demolish houses, fortify settler outposts, and initiate eviction proceedings against the Palestinian people. Look out for a #DefundRacism toolkit in the near future.