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 # 806, July 22, 2016: Jews in Israel coming from Arabic countries : The Mizrahim. Part 2
David Ben Gurion, a Pole who became the first prime minister, described the Mizrahim in exclusively negative terms, as a “rabble" and “human dust". Mizrahi immigrants were subjected to a programme of “de-Arabisation", their presumed backwardness treated no differently from the diseases they supposedly carried.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 805, July 15, 2016: Jews in Israel coming from Arabic countries : The Mizrahim. Part 1
In a little-noticed move last week, Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman barred an official close to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas from entering Israel. Mohammed Madani is accused of “subversive activity" and “political terror". His crimes, as defined by Mr Lieberman, are worth pondering. They suggest that Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians may be rooted less in security issues and more in European colonialism.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 804, July 8, 2016: UNRWA : The blockade of Gaza is illegal and violates humanitarian law
A report issued by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA) has confirmed the serious deterioration of various aspects of life in Gaza as a result of the continuous siege imposed by Israel on Gaza during the last ten years. The report states: "Years of socio-economic decline, conflict and blockade have left the health sector in the Gaza Strip lacking in adequate infrastructure and adequate opportunities for the medical training of health personnel…"The facilities are overcrowded and service is often interrupted by power outages. These problems eventually endanger the health of the population which is already increasingly threatened. » The report warns that Gaza needs 800 additional hospital beds, 1,000 doctors and 2,000 more nurses by 2020 to maintain the current level of services. « At the end 2015, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs noted an increase in requests to exit Gaza for medical reasons, but a decrease in the issuance of exit permits. »
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 803, July 1st, 2016: Israel has destroyed $74 million worth of EU projects
An $11-million farming project in the Jordan Valley, a $61,200 playground near Nablus and an elementary school serving a Bedouin community east of Jerusalem: all have been destroyed by Israel. These are just a few examples of the at least 150 European-funded structures in the occupied West Bank that Israel demolished in the first three months of 2016. Israel has destroyed more homes, businesses and public infrastructure in these months than in all of 2015, according to a new report by the non-profit Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, or Euro-Med.. More than 900 Palestinians have been made homeless this year, according to UN statistics, and thousands more have had their livelihoods affected by the wave of destruction.
The international BDS movement aims to pressure Israel, as South African apartheid was pressured, to comply with international law. It has attracted the support of mainstream unions, churches and political parties across the world and compelled large corporations, including Veolia and Orange, to end their involvement in Israel’s human rights violations.
By banning our colleague Omar Barghouti from travelling and threatening him with physical violence, Israel is showing the lengths it will go to in order to stop the spread of the non-violent BDS movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality.