The Gaza-based 16th October Group is a group of English-language young journalists and activists dedicated on focusing the Western world’s attention to the authentic Palestinian narrative by sharing uncensored voices, and reliably documenting apartheid Israeli occupation crimes, gross violations, and state-sponsored aggressions against defenseless Palestinian people.
Our name, 16th October, came from the date on which Judge Richard Goldstone’s landmark UN report was made public, which recognized Israeli occupation assaults during its 2008 aggression on Gaza as war crimes. It remains an inspiring and encouraging date for Palestinians to emphasize the critical importance of addressing the international community, especially the West.
It also reminds us of the importance of the Palestinian youth’s defining role in delivering Palestinian voices, making lasting positive change, and building significant connections with international activists and pro-Palestine people to support us during our revolutionary struggle for freedom and national independence.
We concentrate our coverage on Israeli occupation crimes, gross violations, and state-sponsored aggressions against the defenseless Palestinian people in their homeland.
We have a group of Palestinian activists whose first priority is to significantly make a profound change in the Palestinian cause, share their voices with the whole world, refute the apartheid Israeli occupation propaganda, and build connections with international activists and pro-Palestine people who support us and the Palestinian cause.
We address the international community and the Western world to make serious progress in the Palestinian cause and advocate for our oppressed people until we obtain our absolute right to self-determination.
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