END ISRAELI APARTHEID - FREE PALESTINIAN PRISONERS!
On Tuesday, April 16 in Toronto, Canada - activists disrupted the Israeli flag raising ceremony at Toronto’s City Hall. As supporters of Israel gathered to mark 65 years of ‘Israeli Independence’, pro-Palestinian activists protested to denounce this celebration of the Nakba - the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948. The protest drew attention to the crimes of the Israeli apartheid state including the imprisonment of over 4 800 Palestinian prisoners. April 17th is Palestinian Prisoners Day and this year marks a year of hunger strikes in opposition to the use of ‘Administrative Detention’ by the Israeli state. According to Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, administrative detention is “…a decrepit policy that Israel uses to hold Palestinians on secret information indefinitely without charging them or allowing them to stand trial’.