People’s Conference for Palestine closes with a pledge to mobilise against Rafah invasion

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The People’s Conference for Palestine in the US ended on 26 May with a bold call to mobilise: surround the White House on 8 June in protest of Israel’s ongoing offensive against Rafah. 

“Biden said he had a red line, remember the red line? He said, ‘If Netanyahu dares go into Rafah, that’s a red line, we the United States, will stop sending weapons to Israel,” said Brian Becker, executive director of the Answer Coalition.

The comments were made during the plenary session entitled, “How do movements achieve transformation?” 

“Israel went ahead and invaded Rafah, and what did Biden do? He continued to send the bombs and the missiles to carry out the massacre in Rafah and throughout Gaza. Biden’s red line is a lie!” Becker declared. 

Becker announced that on 8 June, a date picked to mark the 57th anniversary of the so-called Six-Day War, “We are going to be surrounding the White House with tens of thousands of people dressed in red, surrounding the White House and letting Biden know, and letting the world know, and letting Palestine know, that we will be the red line to stop the massacre in Gaza.”

The last day of the conference unfolded as Israel bombed hundreds of forcibly displaced Palestinians sheltering in tents in Rafah, martyring dozens of people. Horrific images and videos spread around the world of sheltering families burning alive.

Rafah currently contains millions of Palestinians displaced by the ongoing Israeli genocide in Gaza.

As the news unfolded, Mohammed Nabulsi, a leader of the Palestinian Youth Movement, denounced the US government’s complicity in the genocide of the Palestinian people. 

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Nabulsi denounced “those who send humanitarian aid simultaneously as they send bombs”.

Biden has made promises of aid to Gaza through the building of a temporary pier for the delivery of humanitarian goods. – Peoples Dispatch/Globetrotter News Service

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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