On November 14th, 2012, the nation state of Israel commenced a violent and murderous attack against the citizens of Gaza with an intensity that has not been seen in years. After the assassination of Ahmed Jabari, in a move that some have decried as politically motivated on the eve of Israeli elections, missiles began raining down on Gaza City. At the time of this writing the exact body count is unknown and expected to grow, as the Israeli government is beginning the process of calling in reserve Army units in order to begin a land-based military operation in Palestinian land.
Titled Operation: Pillar of Cloud, a reference to the religious story in which God leads the Israelites out of Egypt into freedom, this action is clearly yet another step by the Israeli state to hasten aggression against the Palestinian people, long the target of Zionist efforts to segregate and exterminate opponents to Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. This is yet another action in a long history of imperialist and colonialist efforts on the part of Israel in the theft and occupation of Palestinian land and it must stop.
GLITUR opposes imperialism and occupation in all its forms. The genocide and apartheid enacted by the powerful, US-backed state of Israel must stop. As queers seeking total freedom and liberation from oppression, we stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine tonight and all nights to come; no Palestinian will be free until they live free of the threat of displacement and murder. As queer lovers of true freedom we say NO.
On November 15th, 2012, members of GLITUR will stand with other Seattlites at 4:00 PM at the Federal Building in order to make our outrage known. Please join us to say:
CEASE ALL VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE!
the Grand Legion of Incendiary and Tenacious Unicorn Revolutionaries