Friday, April 6 at 4:30 PM – 6 PM
CBC Plaza, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver
On March 30, 2018, Israeli military forces callously killed 17 unarmed Palestinian protestors and injured hundreds more in Gaza. The protestors were part of the Great Return March as well as marking Land Day.
Canadian government officials have not uttered any word to condemn this massacre, let alone apply any sanctions. Canadian media, including the CBC, have tried to obscure Israel’s crimes by talking about “clashes” and “confrontations” and “rioting”. However, the Israeli military themselves admitted in a tweet that they later deleted: “everything was accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed.” Israeli media has shown multiple pictures of Israeli snipers lined up on earth embankments, ready to fire at civilians. Which they did, shooting people kneeling in prayer and shooting others in the back as they were moving away from the border.
We demand that Israel be held accountable for these continued crimes against the Palestinian people; it is only because of the lack of action and complicity from Western countries that Israel acts with such impunity!
We acknowledge that this event takes places on the unceded territories of our indigenous brothers and sisters.
Organized by: Canada Palestine Association and BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish territories
SAFE Vancouver: Solidarity Against Fascism Everywhere
UBC Social Justice Centre
The Talon UBC
Young Communist League-Vancouver
StopWarCa – Vancouver Coalition for Justice & Peace
Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights
Frente para la Defensa de los Pueblos Hugo Chavez-Suroeste de Canada
SANSAD – South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights – UBC
Communist Party of British Columbia
Colour Connected Against Racism UBC
Youth For Palestine Canada – YFP
Independent Jewish Voices Vancouver/ Independent Jewish Voices Canada
Justice for Palestinians, Calgary
TSSU Social Justice and Solidarity committee
Georgia Straight Announcement.
Videos of the rally (thanks to Devin Gillan who produced all the following videos at this event, except for the Barabari TV video):