Sign now to call on the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense: Demand an end to Israel’s forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem
Hundreds of Palestinians are on the verge of being kicked out of their homes by the Israeli government right now in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of occupied East Jerusalem. (1)
Families who’ve lived there for generations are facing imminent displacement—including the family of 22-year-old activist Mohammed El-Kurd, who wrote: “Our lives are consumed by the anxiety of living on the brink of homelessness.”
Earlier this week, activists joined residents facing eviction in a sit-in, but faced a brutal response by Israeli forces, who beat people with batons and dispersed the crowd on mounted horses. (2)
This forced displacement is part of a broader, ongoing project by the Israeli military and government: forcing Palestinians out of their homes and burning their lands, all to make way for more Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, which are illegal under international law.
Please sign this petition to call on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to uphold international law and demand an end to Israel’s illegal evictions of Palestinians, demolitions of Palestinian homes, and theft of Palestinian land.
The group Human Rights Watch recently recognized that Israel is an apartheid state, given its ongoing inhumane domination, oppression, and persecution of Palestinians. (3)
Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said that Israel is “denying millions of Palestinians their fundamental rights, without any legitimate security justification and solely because they are Palestinian and not Jewish.”
The international community cannot stand by and let this happen. Billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars support the Israeli government and its racist violence. Our country, in particular our Secretary of State, must condemn this swiftly.
Please sign now to push for the Palestinian people’s dignity and rights.