MONTREAL, May 20 /CNW Telbec/ - A 17 member delegation from Quebec has
been traveling across Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories since
Sunday May 17 and is set to enter Gaza through the Erez Crossing Point on
Thursday May 21st at around 9 AM local time (2 AM Montreal Time). Shocked by
the human rights violations of the Palestinians, the delegation has decided to
go to Gaza.
The delegation is comprised of membres of unions (FNEEQ, STTP/CUPW,
SCFP/CUPE), of NGOs (Alternatives International, Ligue des droits et libertés,
Marche mondiale des femmes/FFQ, Collectif de Québec pour la paix, Artistes
pour la paix, Regroupement des maisons de jeunes du Québec, Funambules Médias,
Collectif d'Abord solidaires), of Middle-East focused organisations (CJPP,
PAJU, IJV, Coalition pour la justice en Palestine UQAM) and of Québec
The purpose of this trip is to help end the siege of Gaza, to express
solidarity with the Palestinian population, and to denounce Canada's and
Quebec's position on the Palestinian question.
Several meetings with local groups are scheduled and a member of Artistes
pour la paix has planned an artistic activity for children.
If the delegation is able to go through the Israeli checkpoints, it would
be one of the first to do so since the Israeli attacks of this past winter.
Delegation members are available for interviews on location or by phone.
For further information:
For further information: Regarding the delegation: Mohamed Kamel, (514)
863-9202; To request an interview: Ehab Lotayef, 011 972 54 328 0392