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Here are the Archived entries for 07 2015


* Rally to Commemorate 2014 Gaza Massacre and the Media Complicity *
Jul 04, 2015 at 08:04 PM

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 5:30pm 
CBC – Corner of Hamilton & Georgia St

"Operation Protective Edge", the most recent Israeli massacre of Gazans, began on July 7, 2014 and ended on August 26, 2014. Over 2,200 Palestinians were killed, the vast majority civilians, by 6,000 air strikes and over 50,000 tank and artillery shells, four times the explosives used in Operation Cast Lead. According to Mary McGown, Chair of the UN Human Rights Council Commission on Gaza “the extent of the devastation and human suffering was unprecedented and will affect generations to come”.

We cannot allow this episode in 67 years of brutal occupation and violence to be forgotten. Please join us.

Current organizers and endorsers: Boycott Israel Apartheid Campaign, Canada Palestine Association, CanPalNet, Independent Jewish Voices, United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel.

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Rachel Corrie verdict exposes Israeli military mindset
Corrie's parents have not received justice, but their quest reveals the lie of the IDF's claim to be the world's 'most moral army'
Rachel Corrie's family – father Craig, mother Cindy and sister Sarah Corrie Simpson – at the Haifa district court where a judge ruled that Israel did not intentionally kill the pro-Palestinian activist in 2003. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

Reporters covering Israel are routinely confronted with the question: why not call Hamas a terrorist organisation? It's a fair point. How else to describe blowing up families on buses but terrorism?

But the difficulty lies in what then to call the Israeli army when it, too, at particular times and places, has used indiscriminate killing and terror as a means of breaking Palestinian civilians. One of those places was Rafah, in the southern tip of the Gaza strip, where Rachel Corrie was crushed by a military bulldozer nine years ago as she tried to stop the Israeli army going about its routine destruction of Palestinian homes.

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