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End the occcupation !

Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.


Time: Noon - 1 pm

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

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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 771, November 20, 2015: FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS, A FILM BY EMAD BURNAT, IN RETROSPECT

The title refers to the five cameras that were smashed during the filming of the documentary. Up front at the barricades are Adeeb and Bassem, a dedicated pair of friends. Like the film-makerEmad himself, both are arrested, see members of their families go to jail and pay the price of passive resistance. Bassem Abo Ramha died in 2009 killed by a gas grenade. Emad, is recording some of the fiercest footage of assaults and atrocities on the West Bank ever seen, as well as the arson wreaked on Palestinian olive groves by illegal Jewish settlers. He's constantly threatened with physical injury and the destruction of his camera by the arrogant young soldiers, but is always there, arguing for his rights, though there is little he can say when told he lives in "a closed military zone" where he can't even use a camera in his own home.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 770, November 13, 2015: 79 dead since October 1rst 70 Palestinians, 9 Israelis

These angry women are shouting: And they would like us to stop calling for a boycott of Israel, this apartheid state?The situation remains tense around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a site that the Israeli government has banned access to all members in early October. An Israeli Arab MP, Basil Ghattas, braved the ban Wednesday, October 28 and visited this place which crystallizes the tension. "I entered this morning in Al-Aqsa despite Netanyahu" he explained, pointing to the esplanade which often is given the name of one of the mosque there. That visit is a highly political gesture , given that Mr. Ghattas is not a Muslim, but a Christian: "This is not to Israel to decide who has no right to enter the plaza. Israel continues to change the status quo the unwritten rules that govern the espl(..) and to impose the rules of the occupier. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the action and reaffirmed that he would leave "no member or minister enter the Temple Mount the name given to the Temple Mount by th(..)." "I ask all members and all public figures in general to behave responsibly, especially now," he said with authority.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 769, November 6, 2015: Growing up in Israel as an Ethiopian Jew

Growing up in Israel, Shay Sium became accustomed to being called a “nigger”. Sium, 32, has lived in Israel most of his life, but says he and other Ethiopian Jews are treated differently from other Israelis: factories do not want to employ them; landlords refuse them; and certain schools turn away their children. "The word discrimination doesn’t describe what we experience. There is another word for it: racism. It is a shame that we still have to use this word today,” he told IRIN. An estimated 125,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel, but while they are supposed to be full citizens with equal rights, their community has continued to face widespread discrimination and socio-economic difficulties, according to its leaders.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 768, October 30, 2015: Why are Americans Ignorant of the non- violent Palestinian Resistance Movement ?

Some wonder why Palestinians have not followed a path of nonviolent resistance in the spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King instead. In fact, for many years, there has been a nonviolent Palestinian movement. A film about the West Bank city of Bil'in. Five Broken Cameras, was nominated for an Oscar two years ago. For years, settlers have moved into the surrounding territories and grabbed Palestinian land to build apartments. The Israeli military protects the settlers and has helped construct a wall to carve out lands for them to colonize. The Palestinians in Bil'in have chosen not to respond with rockets or rifles; instead they model their resistance on Gandhian non-violence .Activists in Bil'in were struck with rubber bullets, sound grenades and tear gas (Sept. 25 th 2015)

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 767, October 23, 2015: Each family fears for the lives of its children, but is proud of their radical refusal of the occupation

Indeed, tens of thousands of Palestinian families in Jerusalem and the West Bank live with the fear that their children will be killed, injured or arrested while opposing the Israeli Army or attempting solo attacks. When children leave home in the morning, parents don’t know if they are really on their way to school, or if they are meeting their friends, or going to demonstrate at an army checkpoint, or if they are planning to attack an Israeli with a knife.

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