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The Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) is a human rights organization that explicitly recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to national existence and to live in security. We condemn all violations of human rights. PAJU was co-founded in Montreal by Bruce Katz, a Jewish Canadian and Rezeq Faraj, a Palestinian Canadian who have been friends for more than 25 years. Our group is comprised of Jews, Palestinians and other Canadians of good conscience who work together to promote peace in the Middle East and to educate the public on the Palestinian question.

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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 705, August 15, 2014: Report: Israel has detained 3 000 Palestinian children since 2010

Israeli forces arrested nearly 3,000 Palestinian children from the beginning of 2010 to mid-2014, the majority of them between the ages of 12 and 15 years old,  according to a new report published by the Addustour newspaper. The Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights' report documented dozens of video recorded testimonies of children arrested during the first months of 2014, pointing out that 75 per cent of the detained children are subjected to physical torture and 25 per cent faced military trials.

GAZA-QUÉBEC: SOLIDARITY!

MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION BY QUEBEC CIVIL SOCIETY

AUGUST 10, 2014, at noon

Starting point: Place Émilie-Gamelin

Invoking outrageously its “right to defend itself”, Israel is once again laying waste to Gaza... With an illegal and immoral blockade already condemning the population of Gaza to slow death, with entire neighbourhoods now bombed into ruins, with mosques, schools and other shelters targeted for direct attacks, the casualties number in the thousands ... As the carnage continues, the Harper government continues its unconditional support for Israeli aggression and blames all the horror and destruction on the Palestinians themselves.

Meanwhile, there is a shameful failure on the part of all the federal opposition parties to meet their minimum responsibility of demanding that Israel abide by international law...

Faced with all these crimes committed in broad daylight with the unspeakable overt or tacit support of Canadian politicians, we call on the people of Québec to make their voices heard loud:

Call issued by a broad coalition of labour, grassroots, community, advocacy, women’s, and student organizations, solidarity groups, groups of artists, intellectuals, etc. and citizens:

Ligue des droits et libertés, Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ), Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN), Conseil régional de la FTQ-Montréal métropolitain, Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain (CCMM–CSN), Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ), Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI), Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), Medical Aid for Palestine (MAP) Tadamon! Montreal, Gaza’s Ark, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP), Collectif Échec à la guerre, Entraide missionnaire, Canadian Muslim Forum, Alternatives, Collectif québécois contre l'islamophobie, Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) ,(FRAPRU) Le Front d’action populaire en réaménagement urbain, (CTTI) Centre Des Travailleurs et Travailleuses des Immigrants

Other endorsements are expected shortly. If you belong to an organization, we invite you to present them with this callout and obtain their official endorsement ... to be sent to urgencegaza2014@gmail.com

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 704, August 8, 2014: Collective punishment of Palestinians

The disappearance of Mohammed (1) occurred at the end of a day of racist rampage in the streets of Jerusalem. Claiming to take revenge for the three young settlers whose bodies, according to the authorities, were found, hundreds of protesters, chanting "Death to Arabs", attacked Palestinians who had the misfortune to be in their path. Many of the latter were seriously injured. The French and American Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Fabius and Kerry, expressed "horror" at the death of Mohammed, and demanded the punishment of the perpetrators, who are unlikely to be identified as other than Israeli Jews.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 703, August 1st, 2014: Amnesty International has criticized the Israeli government for 'imposing collective punishment on Palestine'(2)

No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited (1)


"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 702, July 25, 2014: Boycott, Divestment and International Sanctions against Israel (BDS)

This is a global campaign which uses economic and political pressure on Israel to comply with the stated goals of the movement: The end of Israeli occupation and colonization of Palestinian or Arab land, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and respect for the right of return of Palestinian refugees.


"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 701, July 18, 2014: Israeli forces detained 740 Palestinian children during the first 2 months of 2014 and terrorize daily many more

Reprisals: Three settler youths were allegedly kidnapped Thursday June 12th while hitchhiking between Bethlehem and Hebron. Ahmed al-Lulu, 10 described the terror he felt during the bombing of Gaza "I woke up at midnight, and I couldn't go back to sleep. My father tried to calm me down, but I was too scared. My younger brothers were crying."

Gaza :The Israeli military continued to pound Gaza using Apaches and F-16 jets and insist that the move was in response to rocket attacks that happened on Saturday and not to the kidnapping. Eyewitnesses in Gaza told Middle East Eye that the Israeli aerial bombardment (18 targets) continued for the third night into Tuesday. Some of the targets included training camps for Palestinian groups and civilian properties. Most of the raids happen late at night.


Make some noise for Palestine


PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity) denounces Israel's onslaught against the Civilian population of Gaza

PRESS RELEASE

Montreal, July 11th, 2014

Palestinian and Jewish Unity denounces in the strongest possible terms Israel’s latest onslaught against the Palestinian population of Gaza and demands that the United Nations work to achieve an immediate ceasefire to prevent further bloodshed . The response from Israel subsequent to the deaths of three Israeli adolescents has been completely disproportionate to the situation and smacks of a preconceived military assault using the deaths of the three adolescents as a justification for launching, once again, a brutal campaign of collective punishment against Gaza’s civilian population which has been subjected to an illegal blockade since 2007.

PAJU 13th Vigil's Anniversary


Launching of the Quebec Boycott Israeli Apartheid (BDS)

Welcome to the launching of the Quebec BDS Coalition

Facilitator :

(member of the Coordinating Committee of the Quebec BDS Coalition) Speakers:

activist and former Executive Director of CUTV)

Saturday, June 15, 2013 • 12h30

At l’Usine C 1345 Av. Lalonde

At Festival des solidarités

For complete program : www.alternatives.ca

As resolutions in favour of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the State of Israel’s apartheid policies multiply among Quebec organisations, the Quebec BDS Coalition is being formed and you are cordially invited to attend its launching.

Come broach the subject with members of the Coalition to hear about their onthe- ground experiences and to talk about strategies which need to be undertaken in order to carry forward this historic campaign with international roots for peace and justice in Palestine.

St-Denis street, Apartheid free zone

PAJU on St-Denis

The boycott vigil continues in front of the Naot shoe store (shoes made in the Occupied Territories). Come join those who demonstrate against the Occupation and Israeli apartheid.

The lieu: 3941 St-Denis (east side of St-Denis just south of Duluth) from 1:15 to 3 PM. Long live a free Palestine!

The "Boycottisraelinternational" site is presently under reconstruction


Weekly Friday Vigil - Noon to 1 PM

End the occcupation !

Join PAJU and support the heroic resistance of the Palestinian People. Become part of the longest-running protest vigil in Canadian history, every Friday

in front of in front of Indigo Books on the north-west corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Mcgill College

Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.

Time: Noon - 1 pm

Place: corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Mcgill College

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