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(en) Canada, ISM-Montreal, End Israeli Apartheid, Boycott Indigo bookstores

Date Thu, 11 Jan 2007 09:53:06 +0200


Saturday, January 13th -- 1pm-3pm -- Picket at St. Catherine and McGill College -- (metro McGill)
Over the past few months the actions of the Israeli army - cynically named in the summer months "Operation Summer Rain" and now bearing the title "Operation Autumn Clouds" have devastated the Palestinian population in Gaza. Since June 1, 2006, over 300 Palestinian civilians, including 89 children and 25 women, have been killed by the Israeli military.
During the month of November alone, over 80 Palestinians have been killed in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. Two women were killed protesting in front of a mosque that was later destroyed, and 19 women, children and men were killed by Israeli artillery while asleep in their house.

The Gaza Strip is surrounded by a massive electric fence with all
entry and exit controlled by the Israeli military. Palestinians in the
area have literally been confined to an open-air prison as Israel
imposes a policy of enforced starvation on the population. According
to the World Bank, unemployment levels reached 40% in the first
quarter of 2006 and over 80% of the population are living below the
poverty line.

But here in Canada, Prime Minister Harper and Foreign Minister Peter
McKay have repeatedly refused to raise any condemnation of Israel's
actions or to take any measures to prevent the continued killing of
Palestinian civilians and the destruction of Palestinian livelihood.
Instead, Harper and his cabinet speak of the 'shared values' of Israel
and Canada, or the 'measured response' of the Israeli war machine.

Come out on Janurary 13th to demand an immediate end to Canadian government support for Israel's apartheid policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Come out and let the people of Gaza know - they don?t stand
alone!

Organized by: International Solidarity Movement - Montreal

For more information or to endorse this demonstration please email:
ism-montreal at resist.ca
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