June 8th, marks 8 months of US-Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people and the 54th anniversary of the occupation of Gaza. This week the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)  committed another bloody massacre against the Palestinian refugees and shelled tents of civilians in Rafah in what they have already designated as a safe zone for the Palestinians. This crime resulted in the death and burning of an unknown number of civilians. 

President Biden said that the invasion of Rafah was a red line. But the recent attack on Rafah demonstrates that Biden’s red line is nowhere to be seen. Instead of following through and stopping military aid to Israel, Biden has authorized billions more in weapons shipments to be used to kill and massacre Palestinians. 

The international community increasingly condemns and rejects the genocide that Israel is carrying out on the Palestinian people, as evidenced by the call for ceasefire in the UN security council, the call for investigations and arrest of Israeli leaders for war crimes in the ICC, the call for a halt to the invasion of Rafah by the ICJ and the recognition of Palestinian statehood by various countries. 

These actions are important but not enough to end the genocide. The people of the world will hold their governments accountable and demand they must cut political, diplomatic, economic and cultural ties with Zionism. 

We demand an immediate ceasefire, an immediate end to the siege on Gaza, the freedom of all Palestinian prisoners, and an end to the occupation of Palestine. We demand that our governments reflect the will of the people in their actions. 

Stop the Genocide – Cut all ties! Free Palestine!

International Peoples’ Assembly

Progressive International