On Saturday, February 20, 2016, several dozen anti-Israel activists, including board members of the Palestine House and the radical left Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), held a rally at at Yonge and Dundas Square in downtown Toronto.
The protesters, including children of senior activists affiliated with the Palestine House, held pictures of the so-called “martyrs” of Palestinian al-Quds/ Knife Intifada, a relentless wave of terrorist attacks aimed at Israeli Jews since autumn 2015.
According to the Palestinian al-Quds Center for Research, from October 2015 to January 2016 Palestinians murdered 30 Israelis and injured 413 Israelis in 90 stabbing attacks, 24 car ramming attacks, 1,100 firebombing attacks and 3,321 rock throwing attacks. In addition, 50 stabbing attacks were thwarted.
Two young girls are seen holding posters bearing the names and pictures of Sadeq Ziyad Gharbiyya and Husam al-Jabari. To watch the video click here.
Sadeq Ziyad Gharbiyya, 16, was killed while carrying out a stabbing attack in a checkpoint near Jenin on November 10, 2015.
Sadeq’s father said that it was a premeditated attack committed by his son who wanted to die as a shahid, meaning a martyr who according to the Islamic faith fulfils the religious duty of jihad in the path of Allah, becomes a martyr and gains the eternal life in paradise with 72 virgins and the sexual power of 100 men.
The bereaved father said (originally in Arabic): “Apparently my son planned to die as a martyr in the path of Allah in the sake of Palestine, in the sake of al-Quds [Jerusalem] and Al-Aqsa Mosque. He went out saying: O dad, peace be upon you, I’m going, dad. He went to school. But, I heard him repeatedly saying while he was going down the stairs: O martyr, you fascinated my soul. He repeated saying that many times. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.”
Husam al-Jabari, 18, and his cousin Bashar al-Jabari,15, tried to enter through a checkpoint armed with a knife. Both were killed while stabbing an Israeli soldier who suspected them.
Teen terrorist hailed as hero by Toronto children at the Palestine House
The Toronto-based Palestine House has recently celebrated the 14th birthday of the Palestinian child terrorist Ahmed Manasrah and called for his immediate release from the Israeli jail.
The event was held on Friday, January 19, at the Palestine House offices in Mississauga, Ontario with the attendance of Chairman of the Palestine House, Fadlo Mechael, the Vice Chairman, Nazih Khataba, other board members, parents and children.
A birthday cake was baked in honour of Ahmad Manasrah and decorated with the following message written on it: “Happy Birthday. Freedom. Ahmad Manasrah, 13 years old boy, shot and caged by Israel.”
Children are seen holding colourful balloons and posters that read in Arabic: “Palestine House Canada [flags of Palestine and Canada], Free Ahmad Manasrah, Solidarity campaign with the child prisoner.”
A little girl greeted Manasrah on his birthday by reading the following message in French and English:
“Hi everyone, I’m Maryam Muhanad. We are Canadians Palestinians children came today to celebrate the 14th birth of Palestinian prisoner hero Ahamd Manasrah. We ask all the nations in the world for freedom to Ahmad Manasrah. Free, Free Ahmad Manasrah. Free, Free Ahmad Manasrah.” To watch the video click here. To see more pictures of the event click here.
(This article originally appeared on CIJ News and is reprinted with permission)