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Vigil

End the occcupation !

Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.

vigil

Time: Noon - 1 pm

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

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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 719, November 21, 2014: Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala Yousafzai, has announced that she is donating the full amount of the prize to rebuild UNRWA schools damaged during the recent fighting in Gaza. ‘ I am honored to announce all my World’s Children’s Prize money will go to help students and schools in an especially difficult place – in Gaza.I am donating these funds to The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, which is performing heroic work to serve children in Gaza, in very difficult circumstances. This funding will help rebuild the 65 schools damaged during the recent conflict. We must all work to ensure Palestinian boys and girls, and all children everywhere, receive a quality education in a safe environment. Because without education, there will never be peace. Let us stand together for peace and education because together we are more powerful.’

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 718, November 15, 2014: Parental Exposure to Military Attacks and infant deficiency at birth

A study was undertaken in Gaza, Palestine, in a cohort of babies born in 2011. Hair samples of newborns were analyzed for metal load by DRC-ICP-MS. We report specific level of contamination by teratogen/toxicants metals of newborn babies, environmentally unexposed, according to their phenotypes at birth: normal full term babies, birth defects or developmentally premature. Number of newborns with birth defects and hair load of contaminants higher than the median levels of controls versus the nature of poisons Bar 1 Mercury ,Selenium, Tin (15) Bars 2-6 Mercury ,Selenium (5) These poisons come from the explosion of bombs .Data from Al Shifa Hospital, Gaza, Palestine Scientists from Genoa, Napoli et Gaza ( P.Manduca, S. Signoriello, A.Naim).

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 717, November 7, 2014: Israel's 51-days attacks against Gaza damaged sporting activities

During the 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, 32 sportsmen lost their lives and numerous sports facilities were damaged. An Egypt-brokered cease-fire came into effect on August 26, only after 2145 Palestinians were killed -- the vast majority of them civilians -- and with over 10,000 injured. Among those killed were two 19-year-old football players at the start of their career -- Ahmad Muhammad al-Qatar and Uday Caber. The death of two young players not only broke their families' hearts, but also dented the enthusiasm of those who work for the country's future in football too.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 716, October 31, 2014: Unit 8200 refuseniks shed light on ethics of Israel's intel gathering (Part 2)

Forty-three former members of Israel Defense Forces intelligence Unit 8200, including some officers, wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top military officials, saying they would refuse to do reserve service because of Israel's `political persecution' of the Palestinians. A question of conscience : Daniel, a captain in the reserves who lives in Jerusalem and signed the letter, said that the process of getting signatures for the letter, started with a small group of people who knew each other from the unit. It took about a year, we felt a sense of responsibility and urgency, so we wrote the letter. Daniel told Haaretz I don’t feel comfortable in my conscience continuing to serve, and instead of dealing with the dilemmas and the ramifications, I chose to take a more evasive route for the past three years,” Now, later on, we feel that evasion is wrong, and that we have to take responsibility for what we see as the perpetuation of the cycle of violence. The signatories say, their consciences do not allow them to continue serving that system and depriving millions of human beings of their rights.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 715, October 24, 2014: Unit 8200 refuseniks shed light on ethics of Israel's intel gathering (Part 1)

For the first time, a distinction has been drawn between intel gathering against Israel's enemies, and spying on ordinary Palestinian citizens. By not exiling like Snowden, the signatories were willing to pay the price of their actions.

Forty-three former members of Israel Defense Forces intelligence Unit 8200, including some officers, wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top military officials, saying they would refuse to do reserve service because of Israel's `political persecution' of the Palestinians.

"We, veterans of Unit 8200, reserve soldiers both past and present, declare that we refuse to take part in actions against Palestinians and refuse to continue serving as tools in deepening the military control over the Occupied Territories." the soldiers said in the letter, which was also addressed to IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the head of the Military Intelligence Directorate.


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