Brussels, Belgium – On Saturday, around 40 civil society groups, unions, and non-governmental organizations will come together for the ‘European March for Palestine’ in Brussels, uniting in a collective effort to pressure the European Union and its Member States to support an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
The march serves as a powerful demonstration of solidarity with the Palestinian people who have been enduring the devastating impact of ongoing conflict.
The march is scheduled to commence at 14:00, starting at Brussels North Station. It is expected to culminate at Brussels-Midi station by 16:30.
This united front of activists, representing a diverse range of organizations, is joining hands to advocate for peace and end the violence in Gaza.
Among the participating organizations are the Belgian-Palestinian Association, the Union of Progressive Jews of Belgium (UPJB), CNCD-11.11.11, the Christian Workers’ Movement (MOC), Women’s Life, the General Federation of Belgian Labour (FGTB), and the Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (CSC). Their shared commitment to peace underscores the wide-ranging support for this critical cause.
Two notable figures are also expected to grace the event with their presence. Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates for non-violent pressure on Israel to respect Palestinian rights, will be in attendance.
Salah Hamouri, a Franco-Palestinian lawyer who was deported from Israel in December 2022, brings a personal perspective on the struggles faced by the Palestinian people.
The organizers of the event have made it unequivocally clear that the march stands firmly against any form of support for war crimes or attacks on civilians.
Additionally, the organizers have issued a stern warning against any expression of antisemitism or any other form of racism, emphasizing that such actions will result in exclusion from the demonstration. The commitment to peaceful protest and respect for all individuals is at the core of this gathering.
The European March for Palestine is part of a broader international movement calling for a halt to the hostilities in Gaza.
The ongoing conflict in the region has led to the loss of numerous lives and has left many Palestinians and Israelis living in fear and uncertainty. The international community has been actively working to mediate and resolve the situation.
European Union officials and diplomats have been closely monitoring the situation in Gaza and have called for an immediate ceasefire, voicing concern over the escalating violence and its impact on the civilian population.
The ‘European March for Palestine’ serves as a grassroots expression of solidarity with these calls for peace, amplifying the message that ending the conflict and restoring stability in the region is of paramount importance.
The event is expected to draw participants from various backgrounds, representing a cross-section of society. It will undoubtedly bring attention to the urgent need for a resolution to the crisis.
The diversity of the organizations involved underscores the broad support for a peaceful resolution and the desire to see an end to the suffering on all sides.
In an era when global events have brought heightened awareness to conflicts and human rights issues, the ‘European March for Palestine’ stands as a powerful reminder of the collective will to support a peaceful resolution in Gaza.
The event, driven by a commitment to non-violence, inclusivity, and human rights, sends a resounding message to policymakers and world leaders that the international community stands united in its call for peace and an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
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