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Emergency Protest in Solidarity with the Palestinian People
by Bill Hackwell ( hckwll [at] yahoo.com )
Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 10:22 AM
Over 500 Palestinians from around Northern California and their supporters protested in front of the Israeli Consulate in San Francisco Monday afternoon against the brutal assault launched by the Israeli occupation forces against the entire population of Gaza. The loud and militant demonstration filled the sidewalks in front of the consulate on both sides of Montgomery and drowned out a pro Israeli group of about 30 people.
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Since the early hours of June 28 the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have been bombing Gaza around the clock. F-16 fighter bombers have knocked out bridges on the only road linking the northern and southern sections of the region. The IOF has destroyed the main power plant in Gaza and most of the people are now without electricity and water. One third of the members of the Palestinian Authority governing body have been arrested.

While a great outcry is heard in the mass media about one captured Israeli soldier, the same media pays no attention whatsover to the over 9000 Palestinian political prisoners being held illegally under terrible conditions in Israeli jails. At least 335 of these prisoners are children.

Israel's latest assault and racist apartheid system is supported and financed by the Bush Administration and Congess because of Israel's vital role in Washington's project of Middle East domination.
§Militant response to the occupation of their homeland
by Bill Hackwell Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 10:22 AM
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§Palestinian supporters on both sides of Montgomery
by Bill Hackwell Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 10:22 AM
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§The sound of "Free Palestine" could be heard for blocks
by Bill Hackwell Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 10:22 AM
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§9000 Palestinian prisoners to 1 Israeli
by Bill Hackwell Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 10:22 AM
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§Palestinian youth
by Bill Hackwell Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 10:22 AM
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§Drowning out the pro Israel group
by Bill Hackwell Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 10:22 AM
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Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Nope
Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 12:45 PM
I was there. The demonstration could not be heard beyond the block it was on. Even the guys at the Subway down the block said they couldn't hear it.
by Help Your Homeland
Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:22 PM
Bill,
Would the efforts of these loyal Palestinians be much more effective in their homeland??
why would they be in here in the first place instead of demonstrating for Freedom under HAMAS??
by from the above photo
Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 2:45 PM
The fist dripping blood is not an appropriate symbol of a peace loving people.
This is an embarrassment.
by could they be zionists?
Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 5:52 PM
What's funny, is no matter what it looked like, the pro-israel crowd would flock to make it look bad....they hate it when people stand up and speak truth to power.
You will not silence us.
by Must be the Money
Tuesday Jul 4th, 2006 6:49 PM
So it was the Zionists holding a Palestinian flag with a bloody fist? It was the Zionists chanting "Kill The Jews?" It was the Zionists screaming "You like it up the ass?"

I think I've heard this tune before.
No matter how much propaganda you spew here about the demo, it won't change what they were demonstrating about. You cant change that no matter how much you lie.\
You are dismissed.
by Robin Wagar
Wednesday Jul 5th, 2006 12:13 AM
We want more actvism against the Israeli occupation, not just when things spiral out of control.
by observer
Wednesday Jul 5th, 2006 9:22 AM
I passed by this demo on the way home from work and there couldn't have been more than 100 protesters. Lying doesn't make you look any better, and neither does that bloody fisted flag.
by death to the paleSStinian entity
Wednesday Jul 5th, 2006 10:11 AM
No matter how often you perpetuate those lies ("murdering babies all month in Palestine and stealing land"), they'll never stick, sweetie. You've long overplated your hand and have been suffering from negative credibility for years now. People around the globe are increasingly waking up to your regurgitated Big Arab Oil funded lying taking points propaganda horse shit. As far as I'm concerned those deranged lunatics demonstrating for PaleSSwine can spin around themselves like propellors. You personally are pro-theocracy, pro-genocide and a crypto Nazi Jew hater.
You're dismissed by the silent moral majority. Sayonara.
by more protests?
Wednesday Jul 5th, 2006 11:29 AM
This was the third this month. There is another next week. Maybe we need less protests and more dialog. Anybody want to try talking to each other instead of screaming at each other?
by Daniel
Wednesday Jul 5th, 2006 6:35 PM

Dialogue sounds like a great idea, but tell me, how do you talk to an F-16?
by overshot
Wednesday Jul 5th, 2006 6:41 PM
Why don't you just suggest that we put the Palestinians in ovens?
Just like the kikes?
Same thing.
If critics of Israel talked even close to the way the anti-arab/anti-Palestinian zionsit whackos do here, they would be whining, "anti-semitism"...wahhhhh......oh, that's right...they do that anyway, just to try to shut up critics of Israeli terror.
It won't work here, skippy.
You will not shout us down, we will continue to speak truth to power and you will never, ever have power to change that in alternative media.