Christian Peacemaker Teams: Three day vigil outside Israeli Consulate, Toronto – 9 AM, July 24, to afternoon July 26.
Jews, Muslims, Christians and people of conscience have begun a continuous three day vigil outside the Israeli Consulate in Toronto. Beginning at 9 AM on Thursday, July 24, the vigil will continue until the afternoon of Saturday, July 26.
Located at 180 Bloor St. across from the Royal Ontario Museum, the vigil condemns the indiscriminate targeting of civilians, the seven-year blockade of Gaza and Canadian complicity with Israeli occupation. The vigil is calling for the immediate cessation of the Israel’s assault on Gaza, now in its 16th day.
Canadian Jewish Holocaust survivor Ursula Franklin, when speaking against Israel’s 2009 attack on Gaza, said Never Again means “never again for all people.”
Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has recently described Israeli policies as an “incremental genocide.”
Concerned that Israel may be in violation of international law, Amnesty International is calling for an international investigation into the conduct of Israeli forces. Israel has targeted hospitals and civilian homes.
Christian Peacemaker Teams will be maintaining a continuous presence at the vigil. Please join us if you can and spread the word.
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Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is an international, faith based violence reduction and human rights organization. CPT’s Aboriginal Justice Team (AJT) is mandated with undoing colonialism and supporting Indigenous communities seeking justice and defending their lands against corporate and government exploitation without community consent.