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End the occcupation !

Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.

vigil

Time: Noon - 1 pm

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

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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 759, August 28, 2015: Gaza infant mortality rate rises for first time in 53 years, UN study reveals

The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in more than half a century, a new study by the United Nations aid agency for Palestinian refugees says.

“The number of babies dying before the age of one has consistently gone down over the last decades in Gaza, from 127 per 1,000 live births in 1960 to 20.2 in 2008. At the last count, in 2013, it had risen to 22.4 per 1,000 live births,” a statement from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency said.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 758, August 21, 2015: Amira Hass, an Israeli Jew in an Occupied Land Part 4: The price for keeping the settlements

Israelis have to be made to understand that the price for keeping the settlements is too high.

The price cannot be a price in blood. Because whenever Palestinians resorted to the so-called armed struggle or the use of arms against Israelis, and especially against Israeli citizens, it only united and unified the Israeli public.

So when Palestinians attacked Israelis inside Israel there was only one interpretation — that Palestinians target us everywhere.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 757, August 14, 2015: ”An Israeli Jew in an Occupied Land” —Amira Hass at Duke University. Part 3: Freedom of movement and human development of Palestinians denied

Until 1991 Palestinians could go out — and people forget it now — with their cars and move, and go from Gaza to north of Israel and go to the West Bank and marry and live in the West Bank.

Even many people that I know: workers who became subcontractors, who opened joint ventures with Israelis inside Israel. In the ‘90s people started to understand how important the freedom of movement is, the right of freedom of movement is, for human development and the development of the collective.

Until 1991, the country (Gaza and the West Bank) was occupied, but for Palestinians they were occupied in the entire country, so they could travel in the country as a whole. Israel respected the right of freedom of movement of all of the Palestinians except for a few, except for some exceptions for political reasons.

But in general the entire Palestinian population of the West Bank and Gaza had freedom of movement. Of course the freedom of movement of Jews was much more inclusive than Palestinian freedom of movement.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 756, August 7, 2015: Amira Hass, an Israeli Jew in an Occupied Land, Part 2: Gaza a concentration camp

In 1991 Israel started a policy, which you can compare to the past system in South Africa. In practice Gaza has become a huge, let me be blunt, concentration camp for right now 1, 800,000 people. This is not a novelty.

This is not something new. This did not start, unlike what many people think, with the rise of Hamas, Hamas being elected in 2006, or Hamas taking over the security agencies and apparatus in Gaza in 2007 after the short civil war. We can almost trace it to the moment when it started, and this is the 15th of January 1991 — long before Oslo, long before Madrid, and of course long before the suicide attacks inside Israeli cities and against Israeli civilians.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 755, July 31, 2015: Amira Hass, an Israeli Jew in an Occupied Land,Part 1: One-year anniversary of Israel’s invasion of Gaza

This past Spring Amira Hass, correspondent for Haaretz, spoke at the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University.

Hass, an Israeli who has won numerous awards for her reporting, has been covering the region since the early 90s. She lived in Gaza for three years and currently lives in Ramallah in the West Bank.

Originally from Jerusalem, she was educated at Hebrew University and wrote the well-known book, Drinking the Sea at Gaza: Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege as well as the forward and epilogue to the diary of her mother who survived the Bergen Belsen concentration camp.


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