Violence and Mayhem in Gaza at the Hands of the “State” Terrorism of the Israeli Government – What you can do!

December 30, 2008 at 12:17 am 2 comments

What you can do for the innocent people dieing at the hands of Israeli terrorism:

The PCC is working on developing an action plan. They have been in contact with many organizations and groups across the nation. They are counting on your participation, and involvement to succeed in making an impact.

Here are the highlights of the PCC action plan:

1) A national wide campaign to express our concerns and condemnation as well as demand from the Canadian Government to take positive actions. This include:
a. Letter campaign: (see letter template below) send a letter to the Prime Minsters’ office, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and your MP. Letter sample and contacts information are provided below.

b. Phone campaign: Call the office of the PM, Foreign Affairs and your PM to express your concerns. Use some of the talking points and what is called for in the attachment.

c. Online campaign: Look for news articles covering the Gaza attacks in the Canadian media outlets (cbc.ca, theglobeandmail.com, nationalpost.com, etc.). If provided, provide your comments on the article and demand actions from our Government. (Recommend positive comments submitted by others). Otherwise send an email to the editor.

2) Call for participation in local demonstrations, vigils and other activities arranged by various local organizations. Get in touch with your local organizations and groups. Here are some activities planned for tomorrow Sunday Dec 28th:
a. Toronto: a demonstration @ 2pm on 180 Bloor Street West. For details contact Palestine House at 905-275-3622; or Dr Farid at 416-473-1189.

b. Ottawa: a vigil @ 1pm, Human Rights Monument on Elgin Street and Lisgar. For details contact APAC; Dr Habib Khoury at 613-862-5435 or Dr. Hussein Elastal at 613-818-1123

c. Montreal: a demonstration @ 1pm on Guy & de Maisonneuve. or details contact SPHR.org and CPFQ.org

3) PCC to follow up next week to request a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs office. Capitalizing on the our community participation in the national campaign, the PCC with coordination with other groups will demand from our government to call for immediate cease-fire, lifting the siege and to provide the humanitarian aids.

The action plan’s success factors:

Synchronized message (rational, short, clear demands) to be more effective.
Act now, participate in the national wide campaign.
Spread out the word to your networks of Arabs, Muslims, and other supporting fellow Canadians.

Thanks for your support.

Aiman Abou-Shakra

President

Palestinian Canadian Congress

Template letter (see another variation below)

Dear Mr. Prime Minister and Mr. Minister of Foreign Affairs,

The violence in Gaza must stop. Canada must call for an immediate and
unconditional ceasefire. Canada must also call for a cessation of the
ongoing Israeli siege of Gaza, which has resulted in the collective
punishment of the entire Gaza population. According to “2008 Report:
Democracy Charade Undermines Rights” by Human Rights Watch:

“Israel’s blockade of Gaza denies 1.4 million residents the food, fuel
and medicine they need to survive, a collective punishment that
violates international law.”

Just as you said, Mr. Prime Minister, “It’s Canada’s job to help end
oppression and intolerance around the world.” I hope that you take
this job seriously. I hope you stop “staunchly” supporting illegal
Israeli settlements. Stop supporting the illegal collective punishment
of innocent civilians.

I demand that just as we have boycotted Hamas for its illegal behavior
of shooting Qassam rockets into Israel (which since 2001 have killed
13 Israeli citizens, and which are mostly directed at illegal
settlements)… just as we have boycotted Hamas, so too we must
boycott Israel for its continuous violations of international law.

Being a “staunch ally” of Israel contradicts the statement that we
must end oppression, and only shows our double standards when it comes
to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Finally, Canada must aggressively address the root cause of the
violence: Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.

Sincerely,

Another variation of the template letter with the contact information

Subject: Canada has to stop extremism.
To: pm@pm.gc.ca;
To: L.Cannon@international.gc.ca; Cannon.L@parl.gc.ca;
CC: Obhrai.D@parl.gc.ca, Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca, Layton.J@parl.gc.ca, Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca, leader@greenparty.ca, RaeB1@parl.gc.ca, Zed.P@parl.gc.ca, Patry.B@parl.gc.ca, Martin.K@parl.gc.ca, Goodale.R@parl.gc.ca, Leblanc.D@parl.gc.ca, Dewar.P@parl.gc.ca, Paquette.P@parl.gc.ca, Faille.M@parl.gc.ca
To my elected official;

I am writing to express my concern as a Canadian watching the massacre of Gaza. Over 345 Palestinians have been killed and 1,550 injured in Israeli raids, yet we stand by as idle pawns.

Why are we allowing Israel to breed and facilitate terrorism by killing Palestinians? As the Palestinian death toll rises, more Palestinians and citizens of neighboring countries will grow to hate, and be vengeful towards the Israelis. As more anger and frustration is built, the number of extremists will grow. We cannot allow more violence, we cannot allow a reason for extreme measures, and we cannot allow our country to become a silent partner in breeding terrorists.

As a Canadian and citizen of a country that prides itself on justice, freedom and democracy, I urge you to take a stand in ending the rise of extremism, and not stand in silence as hundreds of innocent people are killed. I urge you to call on an immediate cease-fire and to demand free access for international humanitarian organizations, which Israel has blocked.

“In the end, we will remember not the word of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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