Refugees

April fools!! Global Affairs Minister Freeland harshly condemns Israel’s use of excessive force in Gaza against peaceful demonstrators

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Global Affairs Minister Freeland is known for her principled and courageous stands on human rights. Over the weekend, she was characteristically frank about Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians and demanded an immediate investigation. Read more…

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Palestinian youths call on Canadian representative in Ramallah to “come and see” as Israeli snipers kill Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza

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Tens of thousands of Palestinians demonstrated inside Gaza yesterday demanding the right to return to their homes. It is reported that 15 Palestinians have been killed on one day by Israeli snipers and even tanks shooting into Gaza territory. Our Gaza correspondent has written to Canada’s representative in Ramallah, inviting him to come to see who is being violent. Read his urgent plea.

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Meet CTIP’s Gaza correspondent

ahmed alnaouq correspondentAhmed Alnaouq, 23, graduated from Al-Azhar University in Gaza City, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. A resident of the Gaza community of Deir Albalah, he says his dream is to advance the cause of Palestinian human rights and to expose the “human face” of the Israeli occupation. He works for a Palestinian NGO. He has also agreed to be an occasional correspondent for CTIP.  Watch this little video to meet Ahmed… (more…)

70 years later – should Israel give this Palestinian Canadian his property back?

fuad on beach

April 2017. Palestinian Canadian Fuad Abboud, now a retired lawyer living in Calgary, walks along the “Corniche” in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1948 his family escaped to Lebanon to avoid growing Zionist violence in Haifa. The new State of Israel never allowed any of the family to return to live in Haifa, and then confiscated all their family property, as it did to all Palestinian refugees who were declared to be ‘Absentees’ under Israel’s Absentee Property Act. Should he get his family property back? Read more and decide….

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Letter from a Palestinian in Gaza to those Israeli drones flying overhead

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Canada is the world’s third largest exporter of drones, after Israel and the USA. Israeli drones, including some with Canadian technology, now regularly fly over Gaza day and night. Their constant buzzing is a reminder to everyone that the Israeli military is watching. Armed drones have the ability to assassinate at will. Nobody knows when or where they will attack. Read this letter to Canadians from our Gaza correspondent….

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