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Here are the Archived entries for 08 2015


24 Hour Fast and Day of Action in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners
Aug 13, 2015 at 01:59 PM
Responding to the urgent call of Palestinian prisoners for support in the face of an escalation of violence and repression by the Occupation and the Israeli Prison Authority, solidarity activists in Vancouver - Coast Salish Territories will be engaging in a 24 hour fast and day of action.

 

There are currently 5750 Palestinian prisoners in the Occupation Jails, including 401 administrative detainees, 25 women and 164 children. All of these Palestinians are jailed for resisting the occupation!


Participate in the Fast!  

Pledge to fast from 9pm Monday August 17 to 9m Tuesday August 18 and collect donations for Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network from family and friends. Contact aiyanas.ormond@gmail.com if you want to join the fast.


Pledge a faster or make a donation! You can make a donation directly to Samidoun (http://samidoun.net/) or make a cash donation to a faster.  All funds will be used for educational and advocacy work in solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners.  


Join us between 12pm and 5pm on Tuesday, August 18

at Broadway Skytrain Station to help raise consciousness of the situation of Palestinian prisoners by leafleting, gathering signatures and talking to the public. This will include gathering support for the recently launched BDS Vancouver campaign for boycott and divestment from security firm G4$ (http://www.cpavancouver.org/index.php/2015/08/10/boycott-and-divest-from-g4/)


Organized by: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network with Canada Palestine Association, BDS Vancouver - Coast Salish Territories, and Alliance for People's Health
Israel planned for Lebanon war months in advance, PM says
  • Olmert's leaked testimony contradicts earlier remarks 
  • Criticism from inquiry may force resignation

Conal Urquhart in Tel Aviv
Friday March 9, 2007
The Guardian

Preparations for Israel's war in Lebanon last summer were drawn up at least four months before two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hizbullah in July, Ehud Olmert, the prime minister, has admitted.

His submission to a commission of inquiry, leaked yesterday, contradicted the impression at the time that Israel was provoked into a battle for which it was ill-prepared. Mr Olmert told the Winograd commission, a panel of judges charged with investigating Israel's perceived defeat in the 34-day war, that he first discussed the possibility of war in January and asked to see military plans in March.

According to the Ha'aretz daily, which obtained details of Mr Olmert's testimony, the prime minister chose a plan featuring air attacks on Lebanon and a limited ground operation that would be implemented following a Hizbullah abduction. Hizbullah had made several attempts to capture Israeli soldiers on the border since Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000.

Israeli commentators believed that Mr Olmert and Amir Peretz, the defence minister, took the opportunity of the kidnapping to show they could manage a war in spite of their limited military experience. But the outcome of the war seemed to highlight their lack of experience and also deficiencies in Israel's military planning.

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