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18 May, Toronto: Emergency Action for Palestine at Chrystia Freelands Office


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Fly
- 158 days ago - samidoun.net
Israel has murdered and injured thousands of Palestinians by leading three military assaults on Gaza. Most recently, on Monday, May 14, 2018, Israel has murdered at least 60 Palestinians in Gaza and wounded more than 2,700



   

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fly bird (26)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 8:17 am
18 May, Toronto: Emergency Action for Palestine at Chrystia Freeland’s Office.

Friday, 18 May
12:00 pm
Chrystia Freeland’s Office
344 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/277265809480741/

We are holding an emergency action outside Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office to urge the Canadian government to condemn Israel’s latest massacre of at least 60 Palestinians and its injury of 2,700 more, including Palestinian-Canadian Dr. Tarek Loubani. We will be providing flags, banners, and leaflets, staging a die-in, and delivering a petition to Minister Freeland’s Office.

Since its founding 70 years ago, Israel has established a brutal apartheid regime, which privileged Jews over non-Jews, as outlined by a recent landmark UN report, (Falk and Tilley 2017). Under this regime, native Palestinians have been denied basic rights, such as their right of return, as stipulated by UN Resolution 194. Since 1967, Israel has also maintained an illegal military occupation over the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza.

The situation in Gaza has been particularly horrendous. In the last 10 years alone, Israel has murdered and injured thousands of Palestinians by leading three military assaults on Gaza. Most recently, on Monday, May 14, 2018, Israel has murdered at least 60 Palestinians in Gaza and wounded more than 2,700, as Palestinians protested for their right of return. Israel has completely disregarded its responsibility, as an occupying power, for the welfare of Palestinians living in Gaza, as spelled out by the Hague Regulations and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Canadian silence is complicity with Israeli crimes. Canada needs to live up to its obligation as a high signatory under Article 1 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which requires the Convention is upheld in all circumstances. Our domestic legislation, the Special Economic Measures Act, also calls for action when gross and systematic human rights violations have been committed in a foreign state.

Based on international and domestic law, we call on the Canadian government to condemn Israel’s violations of international law, including its illegal occupation, building of illegal settlements, and imposition of a siege on Gaza.

We call on the Canadian government to launch an investigation into the injury of Canadian-Palestinian Dr. Tarek Loubani by the Israeli army.

We demand the Canadian government denounce the opening of any embassies in Jerusalem, as this act is illegal under international law.

We also call on Canada to impose sanctions against Israel, similar to the sanctions that were imposed against apartheid South Africa, until Israel complies with international law. We support Amnesty International’s call for an immediate, global, and comprehensive arms embargo on Israel.

Endorsing Organizations:

No More Silence
Indigenous Land Defence Across Borders
Communist Party of Canada – Parkdale Club
Toronto Association for Peace and Solidarity
The Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance – Ontario
Philippine Women Centre Ontario
Siklab Ontario
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights – SPHR Queen’s

http://samidoun.net/2018/05/18-may-toronto-emergency-action-for-palestine-at-chrystia-freelands-office/
 

Sue H (7)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 8:18 am
I'll be there in spirit.. Prayers Up for Peace.
 

fly bird (26)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 8:44 am
Events for 17 May 2018

Pensacola: Pensacola Stands for Palestine!
May 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Plaza, N Palafox St
Pensacola, FL United States

Regina: Emergency Rally for Gaza
May 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Victoria Park, Victoria Park
Regina, Canada

Milan: Protest for Palestine outside the RAI
May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RAI office, Corso Sempione
Milan, Italy

Siena: Rally in Solidarity with the Palestinian People
May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Piazza del Duomo, Piazza del Duomo
Siena, Italy

Cologne: 70 Years of Nakba – Solidarity with the Palestinian people
May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hauptbahnhof – Köln, Hauptbahnhof
Cologne, Germany

Saint-Etienne: Rally in support of the Palestinian People
May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Place d’Hotel de Ville, place d'Hotel de Ville
Saint-Etienne, France

http://samidoun.net/events/2018-05-17/


Events for 18 May 2018

Toronto: Emergency Action for Palestine at Chrystia Freeland’s Office
May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chrystia Freeland’s Office, 344 Bloor St W
Toronto, Canada

Venice: Mobilization Against the Giro d’Italia
May 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Via Brigata Aosta and Via Zateri, Via Brigata Aosta and Via Zateri
Nervesa della Battaglia, Italy

NYC: Nakba Day 2018 – Rally and March for 70 Years of Resistance
May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Times Square, Times Square
New York, NY United States

Cleveland: Nakba70 – Gaza – Jerusalem
May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Public Square, Public Square
Cleveland, OH United States

Chicago: Jan Schakowsky – Justice for Palestinian Protesters
May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jan Schakowsky’s Office, 5533 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL United States

Rome: Rally for Palestine at the US Embassy
May 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Piazza Barberini, Piazza Barberini
Rome, Italy

Nottingham: Gaza – Stop the Massacre
May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brian Clough Statue, King Street
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Tampa: Emergency Rally to Reject US Embassy Move and Israeli Massacres
May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
N 56th St and East Fowler Ave, N 56th St and East Fowler Ave
Temple Terrace, FL United States

http://samidoun.net/events/2018-05-17/

Events for 18 May 2018

NYC: Nakba Day 2018 – Rally and March for 70 Years of Resistance
May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Times Square, Times Square
New York, NY United States

Cleveland: Nakba70 – Gaza – Jerusalem
May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Public Square, Public Square
Cleveland, OH United States

http://samidoun.net/events/2018-05-18/

Events for 19 May 2018

Glasgow: End Israel’s Bloody Massacre in Gaza
May 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Buchanan Steps, Buchanan Steps
Glasgow, United Kingdom

London: End British Support for Israel! Solidarity with Gaza!
May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Barclays Bank London, Tottenham Court Road 190
London, United Kingdom

Cardiff: Gaza – Stop the Massacre
May 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Nye Bevan Statue, Queen Street
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Bonn: 70 years of expulsion and occupation are enough!
May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Münsterplatz, Münsterplatz
Bonn, Germany

Clermont-Farrand: Nakba – Gaza – BDS Demonstration
May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place de Jaude, Place de Jaude
Clermont-Farrand, France

Montpellier: Stand with Gaza – Protest the Massacre
May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place de la Comedie, Place de la Comedie
Lyon, France

Florence: Protest to support Palestine and its resistance
May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Piazza di San Marco, Piazza di San Marco
Florence, Italy

Hamburg: Freedom for Palestine – Stop the Massacre in Gaza!
May 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, Hachmannplatz
Hamburg, Germany

Milan: March in support of Palestinian Resistance
May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Piazza San Babila, Piazza San Babila
Milan, Italy

http://samidoun.net/events/2018-05-19/

Events for 20 May 2018

Anaheim: Nakba 70 and the Great March of Return
May 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
611 S Brookhurst St, 611 S Brookhurst St
Anaheim, CA United States

Boston: Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Nakba in Palestine
May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City School, 614 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA United States

http://samidoun.net/events/2018-05-20/

http://samidoun.net/events/
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 5:33 pm
I too pray for peace. Power to the people. Thanks Fly
 

fly bird (26)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 5:47 pm
Nakba - 70 years of catastrophe. Video (1:08)

Nakba this year marked 70 years of dispossession with millions of refugees still waiting for their right of return.

16 May 2018

Nakba Day is when Palestinians commemorate the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian cities and towns by Zionist paramilitaries in 1948. About 750,000 people were forcibly expelled from historical Palestine.

Annual protests marking the Nakba, or Catastrophe, when the state of Israel was established on May 15, 1948, took place across the occupied territories on Tuesday.

Rallies, which have been ongoing since March 30, call for the right of return of Palestinian refugees to the homes and villages they were forced out of decades ago.

Since last month, the Israeli army has killed 111 Palestinians, and more than 12,000 have been wounded drawing outrage and international condemnation.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/nakba-70-years-catastrophe-180516171058763.html
 

fly bird (26)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 10:22 pm
https://soundcloud.com/intifada/horrific-unprecedented-israel-massacres-more-than-50-palestinians-in-gaza
 

fly bird (26)
Thursday May 17, 2018, 10:28 pm
Killing Gaza.
May 14, 2018

By Truthdig

Excerpt

Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen’s powerful new film, “Killing Gaza,” offers an unflinching and moving portrait of a people largely abandoned by the outside world, struggling to endure.

by Chris Hedges




“Killing Gaza” illustrates why Palestinians, with little left to lose, are rising up by the thousands and risking their lives to return to their ancestral homes—70 percent of those in Gaza are refugees or the descendants of refugees—and be treated like human beings. (Photo: Screenshot)





Israel’s blockade of Gaza—where trapped Palestinians for the past seven weeks have held nonviolent protests along the border fence with Israel, resulting in more than 50 killed and 700 wounded by Israeli troops—is one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Yet the horror that is Gaza, where 2 million people live under an Israeli siege without adequate food, housing, work, water and electricity, where the Israeli military routinely uses indiscriminate and disproportionate violence to wound and murder, and where almost no one can escape, is rarely documented. Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen’s powerful new film, “Killing Gaza,” offers an unflinching and moving portrait of a people largely abandoned by the outside world, struggling to endure.

“Killing Gaza” will be released Tuesday, to coincide with what Palestinians call Nakba Day—“nakba” means catastrophe in Arabic—commemorating the 70th anniversary of the forced removal of some 750,000 Palestinians in 1948 by the Haganah, Jewish paramilitary forces, from their homes in modern-day Israel. The release of the documentary also coincides with the Trump administration’s opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

● Starting Tuesday, May 15, “Killing Gaza” can be seen at Vimeo On Demand.

Because of Nakba Day and the anger over the transfer of the embassy to Jerusalem, this week is expected to be one of the bloodiest of the seven-week-long protest that Palestinians call the “Great Return March.” “Killing Gaza” illustrates why Palestinians, with little left to lose, are rising up by the thousands and risking their lives to return to their ancestral homes—70 percent of those in Gaza are refugees or the descendants of refugees—and be treated like human beings.

Cohen and Blumenthal, who is the author of the book “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel,” one of the best accounts of modern Israel, began filming the documentary Aug. 15, 2014. Palestinian militias, armed with little more than light weapons, had just faced Israeli tanks, artillery, fighter jets, infantry units and missiles in a 51-day Israeli assault that left 2,314 Palestinians dead and 17,125 injured. Some 500,000 Palestinians were displaced and about 100,000 homes were destroyed. The 2014 assault, perhaps better described as a massacre, was one of eight massacres that Israel has carried out since 2004 against the 2 million Palestinians in Gaza, over half of whom are children. Israel, which refers to these periodic military assaults as “mowing the lawn,” seeks to make existence in Gaza so difficult that mere survival consumes most of the average Palestinian’s time, resources and energy.

The film begins in the Shuja’iyya neighborhood, reduced to mounds of rubble by the Israelis. The wanton destruction of whole neighborhoods was, as documented by the film, accompanied by the shooting of unarmed civilians by Israeli snipers and other soldiers of that nation.

“Much of the destruction took place in the course of a few hours on July 23,” Blumenthal, who narrates the film, says as destroyed buildings appear on the screen, block after block. “The invading Israeli forces found themselves under ferocious fire from local resistance forces, enduring unexpectedly high casualties. As the Israeli infantry fled in full retreat, they called in an artillery and air assault, killing at least 120 Palestinian civilians and obliterated thousands of homes.”

The film includes a brief clip of young Israelis in Tel Aviv celebrating the assault on Gaza, a reminder that toxic racism and militarism infect Israeli society.

More:

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/killing-gaza/

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/05/14/killing-gaza
 
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