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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PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity) # 669, December 6th, 2013: 4900 Palestinian prisoners in Israel, including 190 children
Palestinian Researcher specialized in detainee’s affairs, Abdul-Nasser Farawna, stated that the Israeli occupation army is still holding captive 4,900 Palestinians in 17 prisons, prison camps, detention and interrogation facilities. Among the detainees are children, disabled, elderly and legislators. The researcher, who also heads the census department of the Ministry of Detainees, said that Israel is currently holding captive 190 children, and that the total number of children kidnapped and imprisoned by Israel, since September 2000, exceeds 10,000.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 668, Nov. 29, 2013: Israel is planning to move ahead with another 3,360 new settler homes in the West Bank
JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel is planning to move ahead with another 3,360 new settler homes in the West Bank, Haaretz newspaper reported on Thursday, quoting an MP from the ruling right-wing Likud party. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Netanyahu's government will begin advancing a series of construction plans in east Jerusalem and the West Bank to the tune of some 5,000 new housing units, in an effort to 'offset' the release of Palestinian prisoners earlier this week," the paper said. The figure includes the construction of 1,500 new homes in East Jerusalem announced after Israel freed 26 long-serving prisoners in line with its commitments to US-backed peace talks. But the report also detailed plans for another 3,360 homes which are to be pushed through various stages of the planning process.
For Palestinians, the olive tree has a special significance. Perhaps more than anything else, it symbolizes their connection with the land, rooted in centuries of Palestine’s fertile soil and tended to by generation upon generation of Palestinian farmers. The autumn, which brings with it the olive harvest, is a highly anticipated and celebrated season for Palestinian agriculture. Anyone who has ever sat at a Palestinian table for a meal knows the centrality of the crop; olives and their golden oil are omnipresent in the Palestinian kitchen. During these months, Palestinians descend on their olive groves for the annual tradition of the harvest and the collection of ripe olives. For several years, we have been keeping a database of Israeli settler violence attacks and incidents and have collected daily data from 2004 to the present day noting thousands of incidents. We keep track of the date, time, type of attack, location and so on. One undeniable trend is that Palestinians and their property are increasingly at risk of settler attacks during olive harvest season.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 665, Nov. 8, 2013: Drying up ideological wellsprings of Arab-Israeli conflict
Gradually, awareness that de-Zionization of the US and European foreign policy as well as the internal policies of the State of Israel has become a prerequisite for peace in the Middle East is steadily taking roots in Israeli and world public opinion and consciousness. However, this awareness has yet to wait for drying up the Zionist ideological wellsprings of the Arab – Israeli conflict and translating it into real politics by de-Zionization of Israel and disengaging western foreign policy from its ideological attachment to Zionism.
Christian Zionism preceded Jewish Zionism by more than 50 years. Some of Theodore Herzl’s strongest advocates were Christian clergy.” However, heads of Churches in Jerusalem said (Jerusalem declaration 2006): 'We categorically reject Christian Zionist doctrines as a false teaching that corrupts the biblical message of love, justice and reconciliation.”
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 664, Nov. 1, 2013: Israel’s Likud hopes to complete the ethnic cleansing of Jaffa
In 1948, Zionist gangs perpetrated the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian coastal city of Jaffa. Their violent tactics included a massive car bomb on 4 January that year. Once a major cosmpolitan center of trade and citrus-growing, and the cultural capital of Palestine, poorly-defended Jaffa, beset by hunger and chaos, lay at the mercy of the besieging Zionist invaders.In April 1948, Jaffa fell to the invading forces, led by the Haganah.
With no escape by land, tens of thousands of residents of Jaffa and neighboring villages fled by sea – scores drowning – leaving just 4,000 of the city’s original people behind.