USA, NYC: Solidarity Rally with Palestine's "15th of March" Demonstrations


Tuesday, March 15 · 4:00pm - 6:00pm

The Palestine Permanent Mission located at 115 East 65th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)

Rally to show solidarity with the Palestinian "15th of March" demonstrations occurring all over Palestine. We rally to stand in support with our brothers and sisters in Palestine, as well as voice their demands here.

Palestinians all over the world demand the following:

1. End the Oslo Agreements
...2. Dissolve the Palestinian Authority, particularly the role of the PA in security cooperation with
3. National unity and reconciliation based on rebuilding the Palestine Liberation Organization
4. Full democratic representation of Palestinians all over the world and democratic
PNC elections

5. Release of Palestinians imprisoned due to their political affiliations

Statement from Youth in

"- These protests are being organized under the banner of national unity and reconciliation. However, we emphasize that resolving the predicament of Palestinian disunity must be based on principles and values agreed upon by the Palestinian people regardless of their political affiliation. The first of these principles is the illegitimacy of imprisoning people based on their political beliefs. Consequently, we demand the release of all political prisoners held by the government in
Gaza and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

Our demands for change go beyond ending Palestinian disunity and partial tweaks to the status quo. We insist on full democratic representation for Palestinians all over the world. Consequently our movement stipulates:

- Democratic Palestinian National Council (
PNC) elections based on a one-person one-vote electoral system that guarantees equal representation for all Palestinians around the world (Gaza Strip, West Bank, 48 territories, refugee camps, and in the Diaspora). This necessitates a complete overhaul of the PNC’s structures and the establishment of new electoral procedures.

- Attempts to Co-opt March 15th Mass protests
Palestinian political parties, Hamas’ government in Gaza, Fayyad’s government in the West Bank, and a plethora of nongovernmental organizations are seeking to co-opt this movement to serve their narrow interests. Moreover, they are attempting to legitimize themselves by falsely stating that they are the main organizers behind this event. We open-heartedly welcome the participation of party members and NGO employees, who are an essential and inseparable part of our societal fabric. We do not welcome attempts by their leaders to redirect our efforts.

- We affirm that the March 15th movement is by the people for the people, and is independent of any political party or institutional backing. It is being organized by non-partisan youth groups who dream of a better future for their people.

We invite all Palestinians, and particularly Palestinian youth, to come down to the street on March 15th. We will only carry Palestinian flags, and chant and sing for freedom, unity, and justice. March 15th shall be the day we stand in unity to demand democratic representation for all Palestinians as an affirmative step in our struggle for Freedom from Israeli Apartheid."


Co-Sponsored by, TURATH Arab Student Association