Thursday, July 13, 2006

Ottawa: Protest Against Israeli Crimes in Gaza

Yesterday, a couple hundred people met at the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa. The mood was a mixture of solemn pain for what is going on in Gaza and on the other hand happiness from people reconnecting at the demonstration. A significant Palestinian protest has not happened in Ottawa for over two years. The buzz of Bluesfest played on in the back while in front of the protest many people were honking their horns in support.

It was set up by the Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians. They were there to say no to the crimes Israel is currently committing in Gaza as well as Canadian complicity. Canadian foreign policy has changed to a position of protecting Israel, both in the UN and in terms of aid. Later that night candles were lit to remember those killed.

Pictures from YaYaCanada

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2 Comments:

Blogger BaconEating AtheistJew said...

What crimes? If Hamas cares about Palestinians they would have released the soldier.

Nice deflection by the Arab supporting nut cases.

Harper at least knows who is at fault.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Jade said...

The capturing of one soldier and being up for negotiating their return justifies the murder of many civilians, cutting off of suplies, and a continued military occupation. I think not. Palestinian lives are worth as much as Israeli lives. You seem not to know that. Harper is supporting an occupying power like Canada now is also with Afghanistan. I couldn't care about Hamas this is about the innocent civilians being slaughtered by the Israeli military and others getting into dire situations from lack of food.

10:41 AM  

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