Community members are holding an emergency rally in front of the Israeli consulate in Toronto to protest against the ongoing violence in East Jerusalem that’s left hundreds of Palestinians injured. The violence comes following a series of sit-ins and protests over the potential eviction of Palestinians from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem. Organizers say the protest in Toronto is being held to condemn the violence and the pending forced evictions, which the United Nations’ human rights office has stated, “may amount to war crimes.”
Abu Obeida, spokesperson for Hamas’s military wing, said the rocket attack was a response to what he called Israeli “crimes and aggression” in Jerusalem. “This is a message the enemy has to understand well,” he said. He threatened more attacks if Israel again invades the sacred Al-Aqsa compound or carries out evictions of Palestinian families in a neighbourhood of East Jerusalem.
Late last month, Human Rights Watch (HRW) became the latest independent agency to find belatedly that Israel has, for decades, wantonly and with impunity committed crimes against humanity targeting Palestinian innocents who, for generation after generation, have tried to live, work, love and raise families as best they can in occupied Palestine.
For some Canadians, it’s never a great time to fill out a census form. This year, for the first time, Statistics Canada is asking them to do it during a pandemic. But the country’s chief statistician says this is precisely the time to find out more about how Canadians are living, working and commuting, because COVID-19 has thrown those things into flux. “Getting a snapshot now is absolutely crucial,” said Anil Arora. “All these trends that are happening at this time are really important for us to take note of because … so many policy makers will look at what’s happening now and see what do we want to retain, what do we want to change?”
The current train in the sky is only 60 of the 12,000 satellites that Musk has planned to launch. Together, they will form the Starlink satellite constellation.
US Border Patrol officials who monitor the wall, which has been built along parts of the US-Mexico border, frequently find discarded ladders left by unauthorized migrants crossing into southern Texas along certain parts of the wall. People are using $5 ladders to climb over sections of the $15 billion southern border wall built under former President Donald Trump’s administration