Vancouver protest: “No Israeli Annexation, Free Palestine”
Here is the joint statement on the protest:
Flash Picket: No Israeli Annexation, Free Palestine
Hosted by Canada Palestine Association and BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories
Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5 PM – 6 PM PDT
Broadway and Clark, Vancouver
Join us for a flash picket (with appropriate physical distancing) in Vancouver to show our clear opposition to Israel’s new annexation plans.
Bring your keffiyeh to use as a mask and come out to be part of the cross-Canada and global actions to say NO Israeli annexation, apartheid and occupation!
Since the signing of the defunct Oslo Accords, Israel has at least tripled the number of illegal settlers, pushing Palestinians off their lands, crippling Palestinian agriculture and development, and then killing or injuring Palestinians who dare to protest. Palestinians demand justice now, and have issued a call for international sanctions against Israel.
Canadian PM Trudeau recently claimed to “deplore” Israel’s annexation plans and said they “are going to delay any prospect of lasting peace in the Middle East”. If the Canadian government is genuine in this belated expression of opposition to Israel’s illegal policies, then the absolute minimum expected is to impose sanctions on the Israeli government until it respects international law. Actions speak louder than words!
As Palestinian dispossession (Nakba) continues, our struggle will continue!