In solidarity with GAZA and all Palestinians
End the Siege! Stop the Massacres! Free Palestine! End Israeli Apatheid!
1pm Sunday November 18th
Hall Building, Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West
On Wednesday November 14th Israel declared its latest war on Gaza “Operation Pillar of Defense” also known as “Operation Pillar of Cloud”. The operation was launched with over 65 airstrikes in a period of one day. These latest attacks have led to the deaths of 33 Palestinians, and 180 injured in three days. The air strikes continue amidst a tight and illegal siege of the gaza strip.
This comes 4 years after the brutal and devastating Operation Cast Lead, which saw the massacre of over 1400 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Since 2006, Israel has ensured that Gaza would remain the largest open air prison in the world, and that Gazans remain constant targets of indiscriminate Israeli bombardment.
The Canadian government continues to unconditionally support Israel’s regular violations of international law. We have a government that was the first to support the illegal siege and blockade of Gaza, removing its $40 million from the Palestinian Authority in Gaza. After the 2008-2009 Gaza massacre, Canada withdrew its funding of $15 million dollars to UNRWA, the only major source of food in Gaza. According to the current Israeli Foreign minister ‘We need allies like Canada’ – Avigdor Lieberman. We need to show that that the majority of people demand an end to Canada’s support to Israel’s continued war on the people of Gaza.
In supporting this demonstration for Gaza, we call on people of conscience to join the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel until it respects international law and ends its apartheid system, namely by :
– ending its cruel blockade of Gaza
– ending its illegal occupation and colonisation of Palestinian lands
– dismantling its illegal apartheid wall
– respecting the right of Palestinian refugees to return home
– respecting the right of Palestinians living within Israel to full equality
This demonstration is organized and endorsed by the
Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI)
l’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ)
Association Facultaire Étudiante des Sciences Humaines Université du Québec À Montréal (AFESH-UQAM)
Canada Boat to Gaza
Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (CJPP),
Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain-Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN-CCMM)
Collectif Tunisien au Canad
Fédération nationale des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec FNEEQ CSN
Graduate Student Association-Concordia University
Independent Jewish Voices-Montreal
Syrian Student Association -Concordia
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR)-Concordia and Mcgill University
Palestinian and Jewish Unity
End the Siege of Gaza! Boycott Israeli Apartheid!
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