Call for Global Intifada from Toronto

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 @ 12:34AM

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Leading an anti-Israeli, pro-Palestinian demonstration in Toronto on July 30, 2014, Issam Al Yamani, a Palestinian who is affiliated with the terrorist-designated Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), declared:

“As a Palestinian I will allow myself to say this, and I would like to call on the Palestinian leadership and ask them and call upon them to act as Palestinian leaders, the leaders of the Palestinian people, the people in Gaza and the West Bank are Palestinians.

“The leadership, the Palestinian leadership and the President of the Palestinian Authority [Mahmoud Abbas], should not be a mediator between Hamas and Israel, between Hamas and Egypt.

“He [Abbas] should be the leader of this struggle, and we call upon him to call for an immediate Palestinian third Intifada, popular [violent] resistance in the West Bank and in Gaza, in the refugee camps and in the Diaspora.

“That is the only way the Palestinian people will be united for our struggle. We don’t want an artificial unity. Mr. Abbas, if you are not up to the challenge give the keys to the United Nations, the keys of the Authority to the United Nations, and declare the whole of Palestine as an occupied territory.”

Yamani is the Executive Director of Palestine House in Mississauga and a member of  Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid’s, Coordinating Committee, despite a deportation order that was issued in April, 2006, according to Estanislao Oziewicz, Globe and Mail, November 16, 2002


The following organizations endorsed this pro-Palestinian demonstration:

희망21 HOPE21 (Korean Progressive Network in Canada)


Arab Palestine Association


Canadian Iranian Coalition for Peace

Coalition For Tamil Rights (CTR)

Committee of Progressive Pakistani-Canadians

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) – Ontario

Communist Party of Canada

Congress of Progressive Filipino Canadians (CPFC)

Faculty for Palestine

Graduate Research Association of Students in Public Health (GRASP)

Greater Toronto Workers Assembly (GTWA)

Health for All

Independent Jewish Voices Toronto

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN)



NDP Socialist Caucus

No One is Illegal (NOII)

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

Ontario Public Interest Research Group – York

Palestine House

Philippine Solidarity Network – Toronto (PSNT)

Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA)

Ryerson Students’ Union

Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action Socialiste

Socialist Project

Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights – McMaster

Students Against Israeli Apartheid – York (SAIA-York)

Syrian Revolution Club at York University

The Organization for Afrikan Struggles and International Solidarity (OASIS)

Toronto Coalition to Stop the War

Toronto Forum on Cuba

Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine (UofT Scarborough)

Women in Solidarity with Palestine

York Federation of Students (YFS)

York University Graduate Students’ Association (YUGSA)

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