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VTJP and Migrant Justice showed their solidarity at the Independence Day Celebration in Montpelier July 3rd 2019.

People walked together in the parade along State Street with a Declaration of hope and freedom. The signs and banners were in solidarity with all people separated by walls and those imprisoned while seeking their human rights. The enthusiastic reception by the crowds lining the parade route was inspiring!


No way to treat a child

More than 6,000 unarmed demonstrators were shot by military snipers at designated protest sites over nine months.

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35+ children have been killed by snipers in Gaza in the past year

At the end of February 2019, 205 Palestinian minors were held in Israeli prisons as security detainees and prisoners, including 2 administrative detainees.

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Israeli jails hold 205 children arrested in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, back at the barracks, these Israeli soldiers celebrate with "Peace and Love" Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

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Enjoying some Ben & Jerry’s from the nearby factory in Israel. (Image from their Facebook page)

UN human rights experts have said that Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes while responding to Palestinian protests on the Gaza border last year. Thirty-five of the fatalities were children, while three were clearly marked paramedics, and two were clearly marked journalists, the commission found.

Prisoner statistics according to B’Tselem – the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.

The ice cream is made at the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Israel, delivered to the soldiers and trucked to illegal settlements in the West Bank.

 


 


Vermonters for Justice in Palestine (VTJP) was founded on the belief that Justice is a necessity before Peace can be achieved.

Mission Statement: Vermonters for Justice in Palestine works to support the Palestinian people in their struggle for human rights and to end the illegal, immoral, and brutal Israeli occupation through education, advocacy, and action. We are committed to the principles of self-determination for the Palestinian people, the right of return for Palestinian refugees, and full civil and political rights for all Palestinians in order to promote the equality and safety of both Palestinians and Israelis

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