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 Israel Defense Forces (IDF) 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. Avi Dichter, 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 ( final dichter factsheet.pdf).

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, January 16, 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. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 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):


Muslim American Society

National Lawyers Guild– NYC Chapter

NYC Labor Against the War

WESPAC Foundation


Contact [email protected] with questions.