‘Ex­cel­lent Sol­i­dar­ity’!

The Miracle - - Editorial Views - By: Gul­shan Aalani

The real sign of sol­i­dar­ity was shown at the Demo-Rally at the Art Gallery on 28th July, against the vi­o­lence and ill treat­ment of Pales­tinian peo­ple. The won­der­ful speak­ers from dif­fer­ent re­li­gious back­ground and or­ga­ni­za­tions pre­sented their con­cern for the hu­man rights abuses, and op­pres­sion of Pales­tinian peo­ple. The con­cerned speak­ers in­cluded Sis­ter Maria Ather­ton a pro-Pales­tine ac­tivist writer, free­lance Jour­nal­ist and a mem­ber of Cana­dian Pales­tine Asso., Br. Hanna Kawas most prom­i­nent ac­tive Chair­man of CPA., Rev. Mar­i­anna Har­ris of United Church So­cial ac­tivist work­ing to­wards peace with jus­tice in Is­rael & Pales­tine-and to end Is­rael oc­cu­pa­tion, Rabi David, Br. Musa Is­mail of BCMA, Sid Sh­niad of na­tional steer­ing com­mit­tee mem­ber of In­de­pen­dent Jewish Voices, and Br. Mo­ham­mad Kal­las. Un­be­liev­able grue­some tragedies be­ing re­ported. Tens of thou­sands of Pales­tini­ans have been re­peated bom­barded by tear gas bombs, phys­i­cal force, bru­tal­ized and ter­ror­ized by the Zion­ist mil­i­tary”. Daily killings, fas­cist bru­tal­ity, false im­pris­on­ment of chil­dren,

women,“Over700 Pales­tini­anthe men last and few dh chil­dren­the weeks sick”. have more been­than ar­rested by the Is­raeli oc­cu­pa­tion forces, more than 1000 Pales­tinian civil­ians in and around Al Aqsa Mosque have been in­jured and some killed. “The Imam of Al Aqsa was shot on July 18 af­ter evening prayers by Is­raeli Oc­cu­pa­tion Forces. Al Aqsa is the third most Holy site to Mus­lims, which is un­der Jor­da­nian cus­to­dian and a revered holy site for Chris­tians and Jews alike. more In­ter­faith Hu­man Rights Groups are protest­ing against the Pales­tinian tragedies. Such ac­tivists re­minds us of BESA the Mus­lims who saved Jews in WWII, and the most re­mark­able work of Hu­man Rights pro-Pales­tinian Free­dom Flotilla Coali­tion group cap­tured and their hor­ren­dous suf­fer­ings, mainly the cap­tured a for­mer NDP MP Jim Manly a se­nior who en­dured the suf­fer­ings by the Is­raeli au­thor­ity and said: “We are com­mit­ted to non­vi­o­lence, and to rais­ing the il­le­gal siege of Gaza”. Most of the such H.R. groups are non-vi­o­lent and peace keep­ers. Though, the tragedy of vi­o­lence from the op­po­si­tion is never end­ing. “The Church’s stand on this is­sue re­flects its over­all com­mit­ment to pro­gres­sive val­ues. Op­po­si­tion to the Is­raeli oc­cu­pa­tion is mount­ing in the ranks of in­creas­ing numbers of pro­gres­sive or­ga­ni­za­tions around the world, among peo­ple of a range of re­li­gious de­nom­i­na­tions, as well as those whose mo­ti­va­tion for be­ing in­volved in the Pales­tine sol­i­dar­ity move­ment is a strictly sec­u­larl com­mit­menti to so­cial jus­tice” .There is a long line of such ac­tivist groups. Who are prov­ing the real sol­i­dar­ity, plu­ral­ism, and sec­u­lar­ism and true re­li­gion. May Al­lah-Cre­ator - GOD bless them.

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