Bil’in: We will not forget Jawaher!

January 16th, 2011 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Events, Palestine

Global Day of Action for Jawaher Abu Rahmah & Palestinian Popular Resistance


    Thursday February 10 2011
    5:30pm, Phillips Square
    across from the Bay, 585 St. Catherine west
    St. Catherine & Union, metro McGill
    Montreal, Quebec
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While the world was celebrating the new year, 34 year old Jawaher Abu Rahmah of Bil’in, Palestine died in hospital from poisoning due to tear gas inhalation.

On Friday, December 31, Jawaher participated in the weekly protest against Israel’s apartheid wall which strangles the village of Bil’in and steals its lands. Jawaher had seen her brother Bassam killed in a similar protest almost two years ago when the Israeli military fatally shot him in the chest with a tear gas canister. Instead of deterring her from joining the protests, this terrible loss intensified Jawaher’s dedication to her work with the youth who continue to resist Israeli occupation and apartheid.

When the tear gas clouds reached her that day, Jawaher fell sick and died from the effects of the gas.

Every Friday for 6 years, the villagers of Bil’in have been demonstrating against the illegal confiscation of their lands and continued settlement expansion. Jawaher is the latest victim of Israeli aggression as the Israeli apartheid state escalates its attempts across the West Bank to stop the popular struggle against the apartheid wall.

Montreal stands with Bil’in!

Here in Montreal, we have made our support of the villagers of Bil’in clear by standing with them in their court case against two Quebec-registered companies, Green Park International and Green Mount International, which are constructing illegal settlements on land belonging to Bil’in. These companies are accomplices of the Israeli state in their violations of the Geneva Conventions and the Rome Statute of the International Court of Justice, among others, which prohibits an occupying force from transferring its civilian population to territories occupied as a result of war.

We will continue to stand in solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian resistance by commemorating the lives of Jawaher and of all Palestinian women killed, jailed, harrassed, or tortured because of their leadership in the Palestinian movement for freedom, justice and dignity.

We reaffirm our solidarity by continuing to build the campaign for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid. This campaign was launched in 2005 by over 170 Palestinian organizations and aims to build a global grassroots movement to end support and complicity with Israeli apartheid by implementing boycotts, divesting from Israeli companies, and sanctioning Israel in academic, economic, and cultural institutions and governments across the world, in order to effectively isolate Israeli apartheid and stand with Palestinian women, men, and children as they demand their inalienable human rights.

We will not forget Jawaher! Stand with Palestinian women against Israeli violence!
Boycott Israeli apartheid!

demonstration organized by
Tadamon! Montreal

endorsed by
Al Hidaya Association
Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec (CPFQ)
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)
Coalition pour la Justice en Palestine – UQAM
Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine – Montreal
Collectif de solidarité au Canada avec les luttes sociales en Tunisie
Conseil central du Montréal métropolitain (CCMM-CSN)
Fédération des femmes du Québec (FFQ)
Independent Jewish Voices
March 8th Coordination and Action Committee of Women of Diverse Origins (WDO)
Missing Justice: Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Campaign
Le Mouvement des jeunes féministes RebELLEs
Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)
Solidarity For Palestinian Human Rights – McGill University
Solidarity For Palestinian Human Rights – Concordia University
South Asian Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC)
Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) Concordia University
Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) McGill University

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tel: 514-664-1036

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