Toronto, May 15: NAKBA DAY Rally in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike
When: Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Israeli Consulate, 180 Bloor St. W (Bloor and Avenue Rd - NW Corner - across from the ROM)
"May 15, 2012, NAKBA DAY, commemorates the 64th anniversary of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1947/8 when over 700,000 Palestines were forced to leave their homes and over 300 Palestinian villages and towns were destroyed.
This year NAKBA Day coincides with day 28 of the mass hunger strike for basic human rights by over 1500 Palestinian political prisoners.
In a statement critical of Israel's administrative detention policy, Human Rights Watch said, 'It shouldn't take the self-starvation of Palestinian prisoners for Israel to realize it is violating their due process rights. Amnesty International also issued a call for urgent action..."
Why the shameful silence of our politicians, even while the war criminal, Shimon Peres, was here in the country? Does Mulcair's NDP Zionism, express 'the will of the majority'?