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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 # 728, January 23, 2015: 3755 Palestinian Children Kidnapped in Past Four Years

Head of the Census Department of the Palestinian Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, stated that the Israeli army continues to attack and abduct Palestinian children in violation of international law, kidnapping 3755 children in the last four years, including 1266 in 2014. Ferwana, also a researcher and a former political prisoner, said the kidnapping and imprisonment of children should push the international community and different human rights groups to act and protect them, as the escalating violations are jeopardizing their future, especially since they are subject to torture and abuse in Israeli prisons.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 727 January 16, 2015: What the Russell Tribunal taught me about Palestine

The Russell Tribunal met on the 24th and 25th of September in an extraordinary session to deliberate on the question of whether the onslaught against an unarmed and helpless population in Gaza constitutes genocide. The Tribunal has examined evidence of incitement to genocide in the light of declarations by a number of eminent members of the Israeli political, military, religious and university establishment and the events of the assault itself: the extrajudicial executions, the targeting of water, sanitation, and electrical facilities, industrial zones, UN schools, using children as human shields, families killed after having been lured from their homes, and, according to the testimony of doctors, ambulance and healthcare workers, there was a deliberate policy of preventing medical assistance of any kind.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 726, January 9, 2015: Palestine in Israeli School Books: Ideology and Propaganda in Education

Not one book examined in my study of 20 textbooks contains a description or image of Palestinians, from either the territories or Israel proper, as modern or urban, or as employed in manufacturing or in a prestigious profession. Geographic silences in the book by Fine, Segev and Lavi are expressed by the fact that Arab cities and towns, including mixed cities within the 1967 borders − Nazareth and Acre − are not marked, and in the absence of Palestinian institutions. For example, a map of universities includes their branches, and also independent Jewish colleges in the territories ‏(in Alon Shvut and Elkana‏), but not one Palestinian university. The employment map marks Israeli workplaces in the territories, but not Palestinian ones. Furthermore, while there is a map of “national sites, cultural sites, and administrative and government institutions” in Jerusalem, none, except for the Western Wall, are marked in Arab East Jerusalem.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 725, January 2, 2015: Israel has always been crazy

I was brought up (I was born in 1964) to believe that the Arabs (the word Palestinian was largely not used in my childhood) could not be trusted, that they are not like us, that they are treacherous and would stab me in the back if I relaxed and trusted them. Without knowing it, I grew up with classic colonial rhetoric. Colonisers motivated by fear and possibly guilt, have always demonised the people they have hurt. Dehumanisation helps to reduce empathy and shut down the conscience.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 724, December 26, 2014: On the Other Side of the Road, an Israeli documentary about Nakba

This documentary by Lia Tarachansky proposes a cathartic difference about the Palestinian Nakba; the 1948 catastrophe of Israel’s ethnic cleansing of over 500 Palestine villages and cities and the forced expulsion of 750,000 indigenous residents and its ongoing dispossession through illegal settlement expansion. Lia Tarachansky, an ex-settler from Israel’s largest illegal colony, Ariel is a feisty, uncompromising journalist. She is Israel’s Snowden. She is disclosing to her people and the world, not classified documents, but living words of truth that unmask Israel’s manufactured myths, delusional innocence and vicious cycle of violence. She presents the Nakba from the unusual viewpoint of its perpetrators and the ‘inheritors’ of its stolen booty- the land of Palestine. The other protagonists are Eitan Bronstein founder of Zochrot and Palmach veterans, Tivka Honig-Parnass and Amnon Noiman. Amnon’s struggle to come out of the torture chamber of silent guilt is vivid and brave.

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