Second Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton

CANCELLED: Second Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton
Saturday, November 24

Dear Gaza supporters,

Given that the ceasefire agreement has held since going into effect, PSN has made the decision to cancel Saturday’s rally for Gaza in order to focus efforts on other events related to Gaza.

What Comes Next for Gaza?
Film screening and panel discussion
Wednesday, November 28 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 134
(Corner of 87 Avenue and 111 Street, U of A Campus)
Visit the Facebook event.

Fundraising Dinner for Gaza
Presented by Islamic Relief Canada and The Canada Palestine Cultural Association
Sunday, December 9 (6:00 pm)
Edmonton Islamic Academy
14525-127 Street
Visit the Facebook event.

We strongly encourage you to attend both of these eventsĀ  to continue to show your support for the people of Gaza. While the latest Israeli assault may be over — at least for now — the 1.6 million Palestinians living in Gaza still face the reality of the crippling Israeli-imposed blockade that has since 2006 all but sealed Gaza off from the rest of the world and turned the tiny territory into an open air prison. Gaza’s infrastructure, which has still not recovered from the 2008-09 assault due to Israeli prohibitions on necessary imports, will remain in crisis. One-third of Gaza’s farmland and 85% of its fishing waters will remain inaccessible, and food insecurity and a lack of safe drinking water will continue to claim Palestinian lives until the Israeli blockade of Gaza is ended. And Gazans will continue to live under the threat of unilateral military action by Israel.

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