« End of Occupation » No 981

Sawarka relatives relate hellish destruction of family of 8 in what Israelis call a ‘mistake’

Ahmad Kabariti on November 16, 2019

Abdullah al-Sawarka sounded unconcerned about the Israeli military’s admission of “surprise” and a “mistake” over the killings of his relatives Thursday. The military has said it was “unaware” that his cousin’s Rasmi Sawarka’s two tin shack houses were inhabited when a warplane bombed the dwellings and buried eight family members under the rubble at dawn on Thursday in the Deir al-Balah refugee camp on the central Gaza Strip.

“What investigation could raise the dead?” Abdullah, 45, asks, while standing distraught at the edge of a 50-foot-wide, 20-foot-deep crater where the tin shacks once stood. The “smell of the eight charred bodies” including five children is still stuck to our hands, he said. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 980

How Israeli spy tech reaches deep into our lives

 

By Jonathan Cook

Israeli software used on Palestinians is producing new cyber weapons that are rapidly being incorporated into global digital platforms

Digital age weapons developed by Israel to oppress Palestinians are rapidly being repurposed for much wider applications – against Western populations who have long taken their freedoms for granted. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 979

Former Israel commander says Israel’s ‘unjust’ war in Palestine fuels ‘anti-Semitism around the world’

Last week a former Israeli security official urged American Jews to restrain Israel’s “unjust” war in Palestine because it fuels anti-Semitism around the world. The statement is remarkable because that view is generally seen as anathema: saying that Israel’s actions have any role in the growth of anti-Semitism.

Ami Ayalon, a Navy commander and former head of the Shin Bet, spoke at J Street last week and said that Israelis believe they are fighting a just war of defense for their existence, and that the world refuses to acknowledge that. But in fact Israel’s existence is established, and American Jews can see that Israel is engaged in an unjust war (more…)

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PAJU Annual General Assembly November 10th, 2019

PAJU Annual General Assembly

November 10th, 2019

Association Des Travailleurs Grecs De Montreal

5359  avenue du Parc

On November 10th, 2019, Palestinian and Jewish Unity will hold its annual General Assembly in the hall of the Montreal Greek Workers’ Association, located at 5359 Park Avenue (between St-Viateur and Fairmount). PAJU was established in November 2000, so we mark 19 years of existence and 19 years of solidarity with the Palestinian people!

PAJU invites you to share a meal and ideas with us. We also invite you to become a member of PAJU ($ 10 for the year) if you are not already. Together we will continue our work of solidarity and our mission to educate the Quebec public on the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the daily realities of the Palestinians, under occupation since 1948. (more…)

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