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End the occcupation !

Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.

vigil

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 # 841, March 24, 2017: Pot Decriminalization Could Be The Best Explanation Of Apartheid Yet

By Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man

An Israeli and a Palestinian are hanging out somewhere in the West Bank. Maybe they’re activists or old friends, an employer and an employee, catching up over a cup of coffee outside one of their homes. One of them pulls out a joint and shares it with the other. Out of nowhere, an Israeli police officer shows up. He or she arrests the Palestinian. The Israeli walks free with a citation — a measly fine. That is the situation that will be created if a bill to decriminalize marijuana, currently making its way through Israel’s parliament, becomes law. That is the situation because there are dual legal systems in the West Bank: one set of laws and courts for Israeli nationals, one set of laws for Palestinians — in the exact same space.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 840, March 17, 2017: The poor Bedouin community hounded by the Israeli state has an advocate Amos Grvitz

This morning, 19 February 2017, large numbers of Civil Administration personnel and police arrived at the Khan al-Ahmar community, which is located near the settlement of Maale Adumim. They served 39 stop-work orders (a preamble step preceding demolition orders) , which apply to all of the community’s buildings, including its school. The school was built in 2009 and also serves children from other nearby communities. Khan al-Ahmar is situated in an area Israel earmarked for the future expansion of Maale Adumim. In 2016, Israeli authorities demolished 12 dwellings in the community, rendering 60 people homeless, including 35 minors. Adapted from btselem: "Israeli CA serves stop-work orders for all Khan al-Ahmar bldgs., (Feb. 2017)

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 839, March 10, 2017: Obama Releases Appropriated Humanitarian Funds to Palestine that Congress had waylaid

WASHINGTON (AP) Extracts— Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of office.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 838, March 3, 2017: How will you deal with your consciences, doctors?

He lay in your hospital for three months straight. For part of the time, he was sedated and on a respirator in intensive care, after which he improved and was transferred to the surgical department. You knew that he was 25 years old and had cancer and that until recently, he had been undergoing chemotherapy. You also knew that the soldiers had shot him in the stomach, causing damage to internal organs. He lay in your hospital for three months straight. For part of the time, he was sedated and on a respirator in intensive care, after which he improved and was transferred to the surgical department. You knew that he was 25 years old and had cancer and that until recently, he had been undergoing chemotherapy. You also knew that the soldiers had shot him in the stomach, causing damage to internal organs.


"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 837, February 24, 2017: Why are East Jerusalem settlements controversial?

The Palestinians want to establish their future capital in East Jerusalem, while Israel sees the whole city as its own capital. While the western part of the city is almost entirely populated by Jews, the eastern part, historically, has been home to Arabs. Since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, Jews began moving into that territory, though under international law, settlements in the region (as well as the West Bank and the Golan Heights) are considered illegal. The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution in December denouncing Israel’s construction of settlements in Palestinian-occupied territory and would view this move as a flagrant violation of it. The United States, still under the leadership of Barack Obama at the time, abstained from the vote, a move seen globally as approval of the resolution.

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