The Palestine Coalition has announced the time and location for the second Global Day of Action. The national march in London will start at Marble Arch at 12:30 and will proceed towards the Israeli embassy.

Over 100 cities in more than 45 countries on all 6 continents have announced their participation in the Global Day and many more are expected to join the action. Prominent cities across the world like London, Washington, Sydney, Istanbul, and Seoul have been among the first to join the action.

The Coalition issued an urgent call to action in response to the escalating humanitarian crisis in Rafah in southern Gaza. As Israel’s military operation intensifies, civilians in Rafah face imminent danger and displacement, adding to the already staggering toll of killing and suffering inflicted upon the Palestinian people.

Over 1.7 million Gazans have been forcibly displaced from their homes, more than 28,000 Palestinians have been killed and another 100,000 injured, in what the ICJ has accepted as a plausible case of genocide. Despite the ICJ calling on Israel to stop genocidal acts, the Israeli Government has made clear it intends to proceed with a full-scale military assault on Rafah.

The situation in Rafah has already reached a critical juncture, with reports emerging of Israeli airstrikes targeting residential areas and civilian infrastructure. These reprehensible actions not only constitute flagrant violations of international law but also represent a callous disregard for the lives and well-being of Palestinian civilians, including women, children, and the elderly.

As the world bears witness to these atrocities, the Palestine Coalition stands in solidarity with the people of Rafah and Gaza, demanding an immediate halt to Israel’s military aggression and a cessation of all hostilities. We condemn in the strongest terms possible terms all forms of aggression against the civilian population of Gaza, and we call upon the international community to take decisive action to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against humanity.

In light of these developments, the coalition reiterates its call for global participation in the upcoming Global Day to Stop Genocide in Gaza and Call for Freedom for Palestine on Saturday 17th February, and use the hashtags #GazaGlobalAction and #FreePalestine. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we come together to amplify the voices of the oppressed and demand justice, dignity, and freedom for the Palestinian people.

As we stand on the precipice of a crime of historic proportions, let us reaffirm our commitment to the principles of human rights, justice, and peace. Together, let us raise our united voice loudly to press the British Parliament to vote for a ceasefire next Wednesday. We can make a difference and bring an end to the genocidal war on Gaza and oppression that has plagued the Palestinian people for far too long.

Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Palestinian Forum in Britain
Stop the War Coalition
Friends of Al-Aqsa
Muslim Association of Britain
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament