January 17 2009: Surrey Rally to End the Siege on Gaza and Protest Israeli War Crimes

Saturday, January 17, 2009
1:30pm – 4:00pm
Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey
Right Across King George Sky Train Station
On facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=69572879128

Please come out this Saturday January 17th to join with the diverse communities in Surrey who are organizing a rally in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Gaza. With the ground invasion starting this week and a growing number of fatalities, our ongoing support for the people of Palestine – along with millions of other people of conscience worldwide – is critical.

This rally is being organized by a network of organizations based in Surrey including Pakistani Canadian Cultural Association, Pakistan Canada Association, Gateway Islamic Centre, Fijiyan Community Centre, and BC Muslims Association, with the support of the network of Vancouver-based Palestine solidarity groups that have organized the past three rallies.

Let us strengthen our resistance from Vancouver to Surrey and demonstrate our outrage and collective humanity in response to the latest massacre of Palestinians.

Contact: Tarik Kyani (PCCA) at tariqkiyani@gmail.com


The latest crisis is the single largest massacre in Gaza since Israel illegally occupied Gaza in 1967, many among the dead are civilians and children and the numbers keeps mounting. Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, has stated that, “the operation will last as long as necessary”. Israel’s latest massacre in Gaza occurs with official US and Canadian complicity towards Israel’s illegal siege and ongoing sanctions over the civilian population in Gaza. Over the past two years the Gaza Strip has been undergoing the daily violence of a wide-ranging humanitarian catastrophe triggered by severely reduced access to energy, food, and medicines.

1) Email the prime minister, foreign affairs minister, and leaders of the opposition. Visit:http://www.cjpme.ca/action_gaza_2008_12.shtml

2) Respond to biased media coverage. Visit http://letgazabeheard.wordpress.com to send sample emails to the BBC, CNN, and Fox News regarding their biased coverage and use those template letters to send to Canadian media outlets.

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