The Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights (BCPR), together with a dozen other Boston-area peace and justice organizations, will be holding a demonstration in
The call for the protest The protest will highlight the severe humanitarian crisis facing the Palestinian civilian population for exercising its democratic right to vote for candidates not to the liking of the and , says the press release.
“How can the say it favors democracy in the
Because of the cut off of international aid following the Palestinian election in January, some schools and clinics in the West Bank and
Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn declared on May 1, “It would surprise me if one could win by getting all the kids out of school and starving the Palestinians.” Wolfensohn left his post after the aid to the Palestinian Authority was cut of after Hamas won the Parliamentary elections.
The protest corresponds to a call put out by a coalition of Israeli peace and justice groups that are asking people around the world to hold simultaneous protests to demand an end to the siege of the
These groups are planning to take a convoy of food and medicines to Palestinians who are experiencing one of the worst crises of a 39-year-long Israeli military occupation. In addition, the groups will also collect funds to send them to less fortunate families in the Gaza Strip.