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End the occcupation !

Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.


Time: Noon - 1 pm

Place:Vigil every Fridays, from noon to 1 h__

529 Jarry East, Montreal, Quebec H2P 1V4

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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 819, October 21, 2016: « Lehava Is Burning Jerusalem »

Jerusalem restaurant owners claim that members of the radical right group Lehava — the Hebrew acronym for Prevention of Assimilation in the Holy Land — are threatening them with violence if they employ Arabs. In addition to making threats, Lehava activists have also carried out a series ofviolent attacks in Jerusalem against Arab laborers, taxi drivers and passersby. The attacks began soon after three Israeli youths were kidnapped and murdered by Palestinians in the West Bank in June 2014, and according to city restaurateurs, there has been a dramatic rise in such incidents since then. They claim that dozens of Lehava thugs go “Arab hunting,” especially on Thursdays, when yeshiva students begin their break for Sabbath, and on Saturday evenings, when they head back to their seminaries

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 818, October 14, 2016: Israel prosecutes 700 children in Military Courts each year.US Envoy to defend them

New York, June 20, 2016—Twenty members of the United States Congress signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the appointment of a Special Envoy for Palestinian Children to ensure the U.S. government prioritizes Palestinian children’s rights. The letter, initiated by Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minnesota, expresses concern for Palestinian children under 18 years, living “under the constant fear of arrest, detention, and violence at the hands of the Israeli military.” They represent 46 percent of the 4.68 million Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 817, October 7, 2016: Jordan River Waters in Palestine: Israel has been seizing 86% of these waters

The Jordan river is the largest freshwater reservoir in Israel: it provides one third of the country's needs, supplying cities and irrigating the crops, to the Negev desert. More than 1.5 million m3 are siphoned daily. Jordan pours at the Tiberias lake 500 million m3 per year, the rate drops to 20 million at the exit. Pilgrims immerge themselves with piety in waters dirty because of water shortage.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 816, September 30, 2016: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories

Amnesty International Report 2015-2016 In the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Israeli forces committed unlawful killings of Palestinian civilians, including children, and detained thousands of Palestinians who protested against or otherwise opposed Israel’s continuing military occupation, holding hundreds in administrative detention. Torture and other ill-treatment remained rife and were committed with impunity. The authorities continued to promote illegal settlements in the West Bank, and severely restricted Palestinians’ freedom of movement, further tightening restrictions amid an escalation of violence from October, which included attacks on Israeli civilians by Palestinians and apparent extrajudicial executions by Israeli forces

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 815, September 23, 2016: The "S" in BDS: Lessons from the Campaing against Elbit Systems

Maren Mantovani, Jamal Juma

An "invincible" industry is in trouble

For years, Palestinians and their supporters - world-famous personalities like Desmond Tutu, Adolfo Peres Esquivel, Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky - have called for an immediate and complete embargo against Israel for it to be held accountable for its violations of Palestinian rights. Tens of thousands of people have signed petitions and activists have demonstrated against companies doing business with the Israeli army. Over the past decade, activists have led a campaign against Elbit Systems, one of the largest of Israeli arms companies.

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