[IMC-Audio] Montreal families speak-out on Gaza: Interview with Ghada Abbas
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Fri Jan 23 11:19:35 PST 2009
Ghada Abbas - Palestinian mother, formerly in Gaza during the War and
Seige, speaks with CKUT Radio in Montreal earlier today.
As world attention is focused on Israel's unilateral ceasefire in Gaza,
the destruction wrought on the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip is
only now coming to light.
According to U.N. officials over 1300 Palestinians were killed, including
over 300 children in the latest Israeli attack on Gaza and across the
Palestinians are mourning including in Montreal.
Today, a group of Montreal families, originally from Gaza, who have lost
direct family to the Israeli attack on Gaza are speaking out.
"Israel's bombardment on Gaza has been devastating for my family, both my
father and my brother were killed in Israeli air strikes for nothing other
than being Palestinian," outlined Ghada Abbas, originally from Beit Lahia
who now lives in Montreal, "Israel's bombardment and invasion of Gaza has
brought such grief to my family and stolen some of my closest family
Having lost fathers, brothers, sisters and cousins in the attack
Palestinians in Montreal are speaking out about their tragic losses while
also calling on the Conservatives government of Stephen Harper to take a
stand against Israeli war crimes in Gaza, as documented by major
international human rights organizations including Amnesty International.
"Israel's military actions in Gaza and specifically in Rafah, saw many
Palestinian civilians killed and large parts of our civilian
infrastructure destroy," outlines Hadi Eid, a Palestinian from Rafah, Gaza
now living in
Montreal, "Canada must take a strong stand against Israel's attacks on
Palestinian civilians in Gaza."
Canada was the only country at the United Nations Human Rights Council
(UNHRC) to vote against a resolution that called for a halt to Israeli
military attacks in Gaza, standing alone against thirty-three other
nations who voted for the resolution drafted by Arab, Asian and African
In Montreal on Sunday, January 25th another demonstration in solidarity
with the Palestinian people in Gaza, will protest the complicity of the
US, Canadian and Quebec governments towards Israel's war crimes in Gaza
and demand that the Quebecois and Canadian governments cut their ties to
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