Write the CBC on its silence about Israeli ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem! #SaveSheikhJarrah
Take 1 minute to write to the CBC to let them know that their silence on Sheikh Jarrah evictions and ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem is noticed.
UPDATED: May 7, 2021
500+ letters sent in less than 24 hours to CBC.
Letter updated to reflected the unfolding situation in Al Quds/Palestine May 7.
Radio News at Six included some reference using an AP release to situation in Jerusalem late on May 6, and online. The reporting ignored international law, occupation, war crimes and military violence.
Note, over 2K letters sent to Canadian government in last 24 hours. You can write here
Canadian government statement, May 7, is pathetic suggesting that it is about two conflicting parties!
Letter updated to reflect that this statement does not reflect what was asked for in E-3031 sponsored by MP Erskine-Smith.
These and other Palestinian Jerusalemite families are facing imminent forced eviction from their homes by illegal Israeli settlers, backed by the Israeli state.
The attack on Sheikh Jarrah is part and parcel of the ongoing and systematic ethnic cleansing targeting of Palestinians in Jerusalem and is part of the ongoing Nakba.
Following with the ongoing policy of CBC silence in regard to Palestine, there has been no reporting on the Israeli violence in Sheikh Jarrah, and what is rapidly escalating to what some are saying will be the Third Intifada.
Check out more on CBC and other Canadian Media's silence on Palestine
AlJazeera article by Andrew Mitrovica, May 6, 2021, Canada’s blackout of Israel’s crimes against humanity
The CBC, the Canadian public broadcaster, continues this history of suppressing and erasing Palestine with silence in regard to the breaking news in Sheikh Jarrah/Jerusalem.
The Canadian government--a response is requested urgently. You can also send a letter to the Canadian government HERE.
Read more from other sources that are reporting on the evictions and settler violence in Sheikh Jarrah.
France24 reported May 6, 2021
"Twenty-two Palestinians were wounded in overnight clashes with Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem, the Red Crescent said Thursday, as tensions flare over a controversial land rights case.
Al Jazeera reported May 5, 2021 that:
"Israeli forces raided the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem for the second night on Tuesday, spraying skunk water, a chemically enhanced type of sewage water, and physically assaulting residents and solidarity protesters."
The Jerusalem Post reports May 6, 2021 that:
The Times of Israel wrote on May 6, 2021 that:
"The anticipated decision to evict the families comes as Jerusalem lives through tense, violent days. The city has been set on edge in recent weeks as Palestinian protesters and Jewish extremists have both clashed with police."
May 6, 2021 The Arab News reports
The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process urge Israel to cease demolitions and evictions, in line with its obligations under international humanitarian law.
The Middle East Eye reports May 6, 2021:
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Palestine House Educational and Cultural Centre