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Here are the Archived entries for 12 2017


Emergency rally for Palestine: Defend Al-Quds/Jerusalem
Dec 08, 2017 at 11:35 AM

All out for Palestine!!
Friday, Dec. 8, 5 pm
US Consulate, 1095 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC

 

Facebook event

 

In an atrocious move that has been 70 years in the making, Trump has declared moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This is an escalation on a conflict that’s costing Palestinian lives on a genocidal level. It overturns decades of pseudo-attempts at the peace process and is yet another iteration of the colonial project of sewing sectarianism in the region to justify imperialist wars.

Palestinians have called for 3 days of rage and demonstrations at US Embassies everywhere. It's a moral imperative for the international community to reject US aggression on Palestine. We demand the government of Canada to condemn Trump’s decision to move Israeli capital to Jerusalem and to withdraw its support for Israel.


Co-hosted by: Canada Palestine Association and StopWarCa - Vancouver Coalition for Justice & Peace


This rally takes place on the occupied, unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:l? and S?l?ílw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Women's Boat to Gaza Captured

Zaytouna-Oliva Women Deported
Details Emerge about the Capture

Messina, Italy:  All 13 of the women on the Women’s Boat to Gaza are currently in the process of deportation after being captured by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and detained in a prison at Ashdod. Wendy Goldsmith, a member of the land team working to secure the release of the women stated that, “the deportation was much quicker than in prior flotillas. While we had a great legal team assisting the women, we suspect that the reason for the quick release was because of all the negative media attention Israel has been receiving for its illegal interception.”

According to early reports from the women released, the Zaytouna-Oliva was surrounded by two warships along with four to five smaller naval boats. The IDF gave warning to the Zaytouna-Oliva to stop their course towards Gaza. When the warning was refused, at least 7 IDF members, both male and female, boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva and commandeered the sailboat. This happened in international waters.

In the course of their capture, the women persisted in telling the IDF that Israel’s interception of their boat was illegal and that they were being taken against their will to Israel. 

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