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Running the Blockade and Harvesting the Olives in Palestine

3 December 2011 851 Views

Saturday, December 10. 7.30 p.m.
Unitarian Church 949 West 49th Ave, Vancouver
Vancouverites Karen DeVito and John ‘Max’ Soos last month experienced two very different aspects of Israel’s control over Palestine.
Karen was one of 27 people on two boats of the Freedom Waves, the Canadian Tahrir and the Irish Saoirse, who were forcefully taken from international waters to an Israeli prison for attempting to break the blockade of Gaza.
John was a volunteer harvesting olives in the West Bank and observed first hand the abusive treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli military. As a mental health care professional he heard from colleagues about the toll this abuse takes on ordinary Palestinians, including children.
Come hear their stories on International Human Rights Day, Saturday, December 10.
Sponsors: Vancouver Committee of Canadian Boat to Gaza and Unitarian Church Social Justice Committee.
Info 604 312 3488.

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