Protests held across Canada over Israeli military action in Gaza

Global News

ABOVE: (Jul. 19, 2014) The continued fighting is incredibly far away but still for many in our city, it hits close to home. Cindy Pom on what pro-Palestinian protesters are demanding and who will help answer their calls.

TORONTO – Hundreds of Canadians protested Israeli military action in Gaza Saturday with demonstrations held in some of Canada’s major cities.

The protests were on the second day of an Israeli ground offensive that saw the death toll in Gaza top 330 people.

In Toronto, demonstrators held signs with slogans like “Gaza needs more than our prayers,” chanting “free, free Palestine,” across the street from the Israeli Consulate.

Organizer Hind Awwad said the rally was drawing attention to what she calls “Israel’s ongoing aggression.”

She said the Harper government’s “unwavering support” of Israel amounts to complicity in “crimes in the Gaza Strip.”

“We’re here to raise our voices and say Israel must…

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