We are Israeli citizens, active against our government's policies of racism, occupation, and Apartheid. One year ago, nearly two thousand people were massacred by the Israeli army in Gaza, including 500 children. Four boys in Gaza were torn apart by Israeli missiles as they were playing football on the beach in Gaza.
The Israeli massacre in Gaza was orchestrated from the middle of Tel Aviv, at the 'Kirya' compound, where the Ministry of Defense and the IDF General Command are situated. Moreover, most of Israel's military hi-tech industry, developing the weapons used against Palestinian civilians and Palestinian children, is based in Tel Aviv.
Propaganda events such as this "Tel Aviv Beach" on the Seine are intended to whitewash our government's last year’s crimes last year, and provide political support for its ongoing ones.
We call on the Municipality of Paris to cancel this shameful event immediately.