24 July 2014
TORONTO, CANADA: Multi-faith vigil begins at Israeli consulate to condemn
targeting of civilians, blockade of Gaza
Jews, Muslims, Christians, and people of conscience have begun a continuous
three-day vigil outside the Israeli Consulate in downtown Toronto. Starting at 9:00 a.m. this morning, 24
July, the vigil will continue until the afternoon of Saturday, 26 July, 2014.
The vigil condemns the indiscriminate targeting of civilians, the seven-year
blockade of Gaza and Canadian complicity in the Israeli military occupation of
Palestine. It is calling for the
immediate cessation of the Israel’s assault on Gaza, now in its sixteenth day.
Canadian Jewish Holocaust survivor Ursula Franklin, when speaking against
Israel’s 2009 attack on Gaza, said “Never Again” means “never again for all
Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has recently described Israeli policies as an
Concerned that Israel may be in violation of international law, Amnesty
International is calling for an international investigation into the conduct of
Israeli forces. In the course of its offensive, Israel has targeted hospitals
and civilian homes.
Christian Peacemaker Teams members will be maintaining a continuous presence at