Calls for violence against Israel heard at Toronto rally

Israel National News reports: “The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) on Monday criticized calls for violence against Jews that were heard at an anti-Israel rally that took place in Toronto on Sunday.

Video of the protest at Dundas Square clearly showed participants both condoning the recent wave of terror in Israel, which has taken the lives of 14 Israelis, and calling for violence against the Jewish people and Israel, CIJA said in a statement.

In both Arabic and English, protestors called for ‘intifada’, said Jews were ‘maliciously scheming to violate the status quo on Al-Aqsa,’ and stated that they would ‘never stop resisting’ and ‘defend Al-Quds [Jerusalem] and Al-Aqsa with our souls and our blood.’

‘These are thinly veiled threats against the Jewish community based on lies about how Israel fulfills its responsibility for security on the Temple Mount,’ said CIJA, which added that the event was promoted by several anti-Israel groups, including Samidoun – an organization with ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a Canadian-designated terrorist entity…”

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