NO IMMUNITY FOR GAZA WAR CRIMES!
Rally and Pack The Courts!
Friday, 1/16/2009 @ 11:30 am, Foley Square
In a case particularly relevant to the current crisis, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) will be arguing the appeal of Matar v. Dichter next Friday in Manhattan . Please come out in support!
Just before midnight on July 22, 2002, the , former Director of Israel’s General Security Service, planned and directed this “targeted” assassination with the knowledge that civilians would be killed. The case, filed by the CCR in 2005, was dismissed in 2007 because, according to the Israeli government, Dichter was acting in the course of his official duties and therefore immune from liability. The appeal is being heard next Friday, January 16 (details below). For more information on the case, see CCR’s factsheet (www.ccrjustice.org/files/1.8.09 final dichter factsheet.pdf). ( ) dropped a one-ton bomb on a residential apartment building in Gaza City . The aerial bomb killed 15 people, including 8 children and injured more than 150 people.
Immunity cannot be granted for these war crimes – and Dichter must be held accountable. Join the Muslim American Society, National Lawyers Guild- NYC Chapter, NYC Labor Against the War, WESPAC Foundation and others in demanding accountability at a rally outside the courthouse:
Rally and procession to courthouse
Friday, , 2009
11:30pm – 12:30pm
@ Foley Square
between Worth & Centre Streets
Near Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall 4,5,6 and R,W trains
Argument starts at 2 p.m.*, U.S. , 500 Pearl St. , 9th Flr, Ceremonial Courtroom
*Arrive at least one hour prior due to expected long lines
Rally Sponsored by (list still in formation):
– NYC Chapter
NYC Labor Against the War
Contact [email protected] with questions.