States defunding UNRWA may be violating genocide convention: expert on The New Arab

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  • A UN expert warned Sunday that countries defunding the UN agency for Palestinian refugees were breaching a court order to provide effective aid in Gaza and could be violating the international genocide convention.
  • A number of donor countries – including Australia, Britain, Finland, Germany and Italy – on Saturday followed the lead of the United States in suspending additional funding to UNRWA.
  • That came after Israel alleged that several of the UN agency’s staff members were involved in Hamas’s 7 October attack. The Israeli allegations were based on confessions obtained in interrogations and have not been independently investigated. Israel has killed more than 150 UNRWA staff in Gaza since the start of its latest offensive on Gaza.
  • Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian territories, warned that the decision to pause funding to UNRWA “overtly defies” the order by the International Court of Justice to allow effective humanitarian assistance” to reach Gazans.
  • “This will entail legal responsibilities – or the demise of the (international) legal system,” she wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

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Montreal Protests in Solidarity with Palestinian Worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque by Menna Nayel

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Mahmoud Khalil, one of the Montreal 4 Palestine organizers…. voiced his condemnation of the Canadian government’s actions towards the attack on Palestinians. “It’s always good to voice our rejection of the Canadian government as an ally to Israel. It’s sad to see the Canada that stands for human rights actually always turns a blind eye to human rights when it comes to their ally Israel, and always be complicit in the murder and genocide and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.”

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Information Session on the Ongoing Palestinian Genocide and Fundraising by Think for Actions

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Information Session on the Ongoing Palestinian Genocide and Fundraising
Speakers: Imam Abdulrahman Khatab, Imam Fayaz Tilly, Shahzad Rahmat

ByThink for Actions

Date and time
Sat, February 18, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM MST

Location
5615 14 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB T3H 2E8 Canada

About this event
2 hours 30 minutes

Outcomes From the Fundraising

• Book: Palestine, Lost in a two state Solution by Colonial Practice of Forced Displacement, Genocide, Apartheid, Torture, Occupation, Physical and Sexual Abuse of Palestinian children.

• Creation of mini-Videos (1-3 min for social media) of the 22 book chapters

• 30-minute digital exhibition by picture / Videos from the information provided by the book.

• Conference after publishing the book

• Apply to Calgary Board of Education to include this book in the curriculum for high school

• Possibly a Board game on Apartheid and Genocide on Palestine, possibly


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LETTER on SaltWire: Uneven coverage of humanitarian causes by Richard Deaton


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Regrettably, recent events in Ukraine have obscured what is still occurring in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel’s expansionists policies directed against the Palestinians appear to be a co-ordinated policy of apartheid and genocide intended to eliminate Palestinian culture and existence.

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Ottawa students walk out of class in support of Palestinian people on CTV News Ottawa

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“They’ve been through years and years of genocide and I think it’s really good for us as a school to be protesting for Palestine, because they don’t really get a lot of air, like nobody really knows what’s going on in Palestine.”

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Toward Indigenous Ultimate Permanence: Examining Settler Colonialism and Genocidal Elimination in Canada and Israel by Molly Barbara Cop Rasmussen

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This thesis critically compares technologies of settler colonialism and genocidal elimination in Canada and Israel. Keeping with the argument that recognizes settler colonialism as an entity that destroys to replace, genocide is taken up as a theoretical framing device that addresses comparable methods of both the material and discursive elimination of Indigenous peoples in Canada and Palestinians within and outside of Israel. At the same time as the two settler states continue to commit genocide against the original inhabitants of the lands they have stolen, Canada and Israel utilize similar self promotion strategies that present themselves as humanitarian and democratic, a specific tool used to wash away the sins of settler colonialism and genocide. While no two settler regimes are exactly the same, this thesis identifies key structural similarities between the two states and makes the case for an international solidarity movement rooted in principles of anti-colonialism and Indigenous ultimate permanence.

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A protestor proudly waving the Palestinian flag during a rally in solidarity with Palestine in Toronto, Canada on VPalestine


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Banner leading a Toronto march in solidarity with the indigenous Palestinian people reads: “Stop Palestinian Genocide: End Zionist Apartheid.”

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Statement of Solidarity OPIRG Peterborough for Palestinian Liberation by Ontario Public Interest Research Group

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We are calling on the Canadian Government to stop supplying weapons to Israel and recognize human rights abuses. We call for the Government of Israel to end practices that amount to genocide as defined by the United Nations. Until actions are taken, we believe that the Canadian Government should use diplomatic pressure including sanctions, revisiting both the Canadian-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA).

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SFSS BDS motion sees support from Palestinian and Jewish students and opposition from Hillel on The Peak

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On May 19, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) motion passed a motion in solidarity with Palestinian students. It discusses Israel and its acts of violence against Palestinians, such as attacks on residential grounds and mosques. SFSS’ statement included a call to action to “initiate, support, and amplify” Palestinian calls to join BDS campaigns… Palestinian student Lara Radwan said, “Happy to see the SFSS stand on the right side of history as they stop letting businesses profit off of genocide and ethnic cleansing. We all play a part in making a change, and glad to see the SFSS take theirs.” 

Continue reading at https://the-peak.ca/2021/08/sfss-bds-motion-sees-support-from-palestinian-and-jewish-students-and-opposition-from-hillel/