Simultaneous vigils in Ramallah, Tel Aviv to protest Canada Park 20Feb11 February 21, 2011

The Alternative Information Centre -  20 February 2011

Simultaneous protest vigils opposite the Representative Office of Canada to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and the Embassy of Canada to Israel in Tel Aviv

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Dear Friends,

We, members of the Committee for the Defence of the Rights of the Latrun Villages, urge you to join us at a protest vigil to be held simultaneously opposite the Representative Office of Canada to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and in parallel opposite the Embassy of Canada to Israel in Tel Aviv on Monday, 21.2.2011, beginning 11:00 through 13:00.

The vigils will submit a Memorandum to the Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and the Ambassador of Canada in Tel Aviv respectively protesting their evasion with reference to the request below submitted on behalf of families of the Latrun villages, forcibly expelled from their villages in the 1967 war by criminal action of ethnic cleansing classified as a crime against humanity under international law.

The banners of the vigils read:

  • CANADA PARK IS COMPLICIT WITH A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY PERPETRATED IN OUR VILLAGES
  • WE DEMAND THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA RECOGNIZE AND ACT TO IMPLEMENT THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE LATRUN VILLAGES
  • WE DEMAND THE NULLIFICATION OF THE LEGAL STATUS OF THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) IN CANADA

It is in order to point out that over the past year or so we have written again and again to the Representative Office of Canada to the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah requesting that (given that some representatives of the Latrun villages are denied travel permits to Tel Aviv) we meet Ambassador of Canada to Israel in Ramallah with the view to touring with him the Latrun area and the visiting the remains of the destroyed villages over whose ruins the Jewish National Fund (JNF) has planted “Canada Park”.

In the hope that you are able to join us at our protest vigils

Greetings

Dr Uri Davis

Dr Ahmad Faris Oudeh

Ahmad Abu Ghosh

Fax: 02-2984682

Tel: 054-4523838 & 059-9210766


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