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From Fight Back! News:

Asheville, NC – The University of North Carolina at Asheville Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a demonstration here, June 7, against the Freedom Flotilla murders committed by Israeli commandos. Protesters condemned the barbarity of the Israeli blockade against Gaza and recognized the brave people who were killed in their attempt to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza.

The protest was held at the Asheville Federal Building. SDS members decried the gross violation of international law perpetrated by the Israelis in attacking a humanitarian convoy in international waters.

Josh Sykes, an SDS member and anti-war organizer said, “Every year the United States directly supports Israeli atrocities with billions of dollars in military and economic aid. The students and community members of Asheville, North Carolina say that U.S. aid to Israel must stop. The people of Palestine have the right to build and operate their nation as they see fit and they are being systematically denied that right by Israel. Damn Israel for forcing Palestinians into these atrocious conditions and double-damn the foreign aid to Israel.”

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CONTACT: Josh Sykes – (828) 231-9432

Protest to be held at Asheville Federal Building against the Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

On June 7th, 2010 at 6:00 PM at the Asheville Federal Building, Students for a Democratic Society will be leading a demonstration against the Israeli killings of activists bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza. On May 30th, 2010 the Israeli forces stormed the boat and opened fire, killing at least nine people and injuring many others for this ‘crime’ of bringing basic aid such as food, educational supplies, medicines, and construction material to break the illegal Israeli blockade on Gaza. The death toll is likely to rise as some activists still remain missing.

This was a flagrant violation of international law attacking a humanitarian convoy in international waters. Since the massacre, protests have been held worldwide condemning this attack on the civilian convoy.

Every year the United States directly supports Israeli atrocities with billions of dollars of military and economic aid. We say no to U.S. Aid to Israel!

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