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Protest around the world today for Ziad Jilani

I have written early in an attempt to draw parallels between Trayvon Martin and the killing of Palestinian youths by settler vigilantes. Today we are protesting a killing done by “Border Police” in Israel. The name suggest an obvious link to police brutality in the United States: with an added twist, the people killed do not have full citizenship that their surviving loved ones can use to fight on their behalf. So it’s up to us.  Please join the protests around the world today for Ziad Jilani.

A letter from his widow Moria Jilani from the  Killing Without Consequence site

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Dear friends,

June 11th will be two years since my husband Ziad Jilani was executed by Israeli border-policeman Maxim Vinogradov in Occupied East Jerusalem. The case against Maxim Vinogradov and his commander Shadi Heir Al Din was closed for lack of evidence despite an abundance of irrefutable evidence that Ziad was executed while he was wounded unarmed and posing no threat to anyone.

June 11th is also nine days before the Israeli State prosecutor must reply to a petition to the Israeli Supreme court by al Mezan center for human rights on behalf of myself and my daughters as to why he will not press charges against Ziad’s killer.

We need to let Israel’s state prosecutor know that the world is watching his decision and that ZIad will not be forgotten. We hope that this knowledge will help him to do the right thing.

This is not only about Justice for Ziad and our family, if we can pressure the Israeli government to press charges against Maxim, it will demonstrate to soldiers that there are consequences for killing Palestinians.

What we need from you:
Attend a memorial on June 11th in East Jerusalem, LA or New York. If you can organize a memorial for Ziad on June the 11th email
Sign and circulate this petition that IMoira will deliver to the state prosecutor.
-Contact us if you or your organization is interested in getting on board and working to make this happen. Email killingwithoutconsequence AT

In solidarity,

Moira Jilani

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JESSE BACON (Philadelphia) is a freelance activist and father. He has a Masters in teaching from Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is an observant progressive Jew, and is trying to be a good ally for Palestinians and all dispossessed peoples, while staying true to the best traditions in Judaism. He visited Israel and Palestine in 1996, 2001, and 2002. He served for three years on the local steering committee of Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, and one year on the board of Pursue the Peace in Seattle. Read his posts here.

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