On May 15, 2021 thousands answered the call of the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) and gathered at Nathan Philip Square in Toronto to commemorate “the 73rd year of the Palestinian catastrophe” – the Nakbah. The annual event is generally commemorated on 15 May, the day after the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the creation of the State of Israel in its place.
Some of the signs displayed by the pro-Palestinian protesters likened Israel to Nazis:
- Nazis still exist. [Swastika embedded on the Star of David] They call themselves IDF [Israel Defence Forces]
- Nazi [Swastika embedded On the Star of David] State
- Swastika equals the Israel flag. What’s the difference? Israel is a terrorist state. Death to Israel
- Zionism is akin to Nazism