« « End of Occupation » No 957

Gaza’s youth stare into the abyss

For the past year, young people on crutches have become a common sight on the streets of Gaza City. And Mahmoud Abu Zer is one of them. He sits on his bed in a sparsely furnished room in the crowded neighborhood of Al Nafaq and can barely move. Metal plates and bandages are strapped around his calves.

He was shot in both legs by an Israeli sniper while slinging stones at Israeli soldiers across the fence during weekly Friday demonstrations, he says. The 19-year old went almost every Friday to one of the protest sites along the border. (more…)

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« « End of Occupation » No 956

Reporters Without Borders accepts prize awarded by the killers of  journalists

RWB, the NGO that claims to represent the freedom of journalists in the world, makes one want to throw up. Its director, Christophe Deloire, has just gone to Tel Aviv to receive a prize rewarding “democracy”, from people who are “knowledgeable”in the field, and who have specialized in the killing of journalists.

One has to have fallen so very low to compromise to such a degree!

The French ambassador to Tel Aviv, Hélène Le Gal, greatly appreciated the Dan David Award ceremony, in the presence of Israeli President Reuvlin, calling it a “lovely evening” on twitter. (more…)

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The Iron Wall, a film from MOHAMMED ALATAR

PAJU is once again showing the superb documentary Le Mur de Fer (The Iron Wall), in English with French subtitles. Several scenes have French voice-over dubbing (done by Quebec actors). The documentary gives us a historical perspective on the dispossession of Palestinian lands and homes and the key issues of the conflict which are still current. The harsh reality of the situation on the ground for the Palestinians is presented with unabashed honesty.

On June 6th, 2019, PAJU invites you to a showing of Le Mur de Fer at the Café Kahwa, 331 Mont-Royal Est, at 8 PM. Free entrance. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 955

Over one million Palestinians in Gaza to not have enough food by June

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) expressed real concern, on Monday, that unless it secures at least an additional $60 million by June, its ability to continue providing food to more than one million Palestinian refugees in Gaza will be severely challenged.

UNRWA said in a statement, “At a time when Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, often characterized by the festive nature of its Iftars, in Gaza, more than half the population depends on food aid from the international community.”

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