Write letter: Canada must end impunity for Israel

Take 1 minute to write to Prime Minister Trudeau, Foreign Minister Garneau, and Canadian Ambassador to the UN Bob Rae, and let them know Canadians expect action to hold Israel accountable.

Let them know that Canada's response to the May 27, 2021 UN Human Rights Council Special Session to addresst he “Grave human rights situation in Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” is not only inadequate, it brings shame on Canada.

#EndImpunity  #TimeforSanctions

1. Liberal sponsored parliamentary petition requires response in next two weeks.

On April 29, 2021, Liberal Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, presented a petition on behalf of residents of Canada, which called upon the Government of Canada to:

*insist Israel  stop its eviction of the Palestinian families in Sheik Jarrah, stop its announced settlement of title and registration policy in occupied East Jerusalem which will result in the permanent appropriation of Palestinian land by the State of Israel in flagrant violation of international law; and

* take steps required to stop Israel’s violations of international law, including its continued building of settlements and forced displacement in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, and to end Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

At least four  statements were made by the Canadian government over the few weeks. None of these statement addressed the call by Canadian citizens in parliamentary petition E-3031

The government needs to respond to this petition in the next several weeks.

Let the Canadian government know you will be watching for a response.

#EndImpunity #TimeforSanctions

2. Just Peace Advocates and other Canadian groups are among the 120 Regional and International Organizations that called on States to Ensure Accountability and Address Root Causes in Upcoming HRC Special Session,

Today, 27 May 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) is holding a Special Session in relation to the escalating human rights violations against the Palestinian people on both sides of the Green Line.

A draft resolution from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) calling for the establishment of a commission of inquiry on the issue circulated to UN member states, and passed at the May 27 session.

The response from the Canadian government is embarassing and shameful.

Read more about the statement to the Hurman Rights Council signed byJust Peace Advocates & other Canadian groups including the Canadian BDS Coalition along with 120 regional and international groups

3. #SaveSilwan  #SaveSheikhJarrah  

Over 15,000 people wrote to the Canadian government in regard to Sheikh Jarrah. Silence, a friendly visit to Sheikh Jarrah by Canadian head of Mission to the oPt, and lack of action do not suffice!

26 May 2021, the District Court Hearing delayed on the Appeals of 7 Families Facing Eviction from Batan al-Hawa, Silwan

This case involves the appeals of seven families from Batan al-Hawa, Silwan, challenging the Magistrate's Court decision from last year which authorized their eviction in favor of settlers. The Nasser Rajabi and Abed al-Fatah Rajabi families (7 households), numbering 44 individuals, are among approximately 84 families in Batan al-Hawa currently facing eviction lawsuits, which place some 700 Palestinians of one community at risk of mass displacement. #SaveSilwan

These eviction procedures are being carried out in parellel with the pending evictions in Sheikh Jarrah where settlers are attempting to remove some 70 Palestinian families for the purpose of expanding Jewish settlement in the neighborhood. #SaveSheikhJarrah  

In both Batan al-Hawa and Sheikh Jarrah, roughly 150 families  (1000 individuals), are under threat of wide-scale dispossession as a result of eviction claims initiated by settler groups.

The delaying of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan cases does not mean the world is not focused on these cases, and the ongoing colonizer-apartheid Nakba began in 1948 on the people of Palestine.

4. #TimeForSanctions

Addressing the international community, and its leaders, Shawan Jabarin, the General Director of Al-Haq, highlighted on May 20, 2021 how the international community’s lack of political will to hold Israel to an account has allowed Israel to commit crimes against the Palestinian people as a whole. Israel’s colonial-apartheid regime, established and maintained since the Nakba of 1948, continue to deny the Palestinian people their inalienable collective rights, including the right to self-determination and to return.

Listen and read more about #TimeForSanctions.

Watch the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute & Just Peace Advocates May 21, 2021 webinar on

Innumerable Ways Canada Supports Israeli apartheid

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