Activists launch global campaign to end Israel’s genocide in Gaza
Activists have launched a global campaign in the Christian New Year to demand a ceasefire in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which has been under barbaric Israeli bombardment since October 7.
“With nearly 30,000 civilians killed, including over 10,000 children, our only New Year’s resolution is to call for a permanent ceasefire,” Countdown2Ceasefire, a London-based grassroots campaign, said in a statement on Thursday.
“Our aim is to morph the traditional New Year’s countdown into an influential and resounding countdown for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.”
So far the campaign has successfully been embraced by activists in over 30 countries, including Switzerland, Turkiye, Malaysia, Australia, Tanzania, Mexico and Germany, according to the organisers.
While ringing in the new year, these local events calling for a ceasefire will be livestreamed across Countdown2ceasefire’s social media platforms.
Israel has refused to stop the inhumane bombing of Gaza that has destroyed more than 70 percent of homes and displaced more than 90 percent of the enclave’s 2.3 million people.
The occupying regime waged the genocidal war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out the cross-border Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.