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People Counting: 6200 at Montréal demonstration for Gaza

[MONTRÉAL] In many cities across Canada, demonstrations were held yesterday in support of the people of Gaza and the end of the Israeli bombardment of the coastal Palestinian territory. Based on the media representations of the various protests, including Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montréal‘s was the biggest in the country. But exactly how many people were there? Who decides and how are the protesters counted? The air was frigid, hovering at around -16 degrees Celcius. Not too much wind and a bright sun made the 1.5 km walk bearable as the crowd made their way north along Peel street from Dorchester...

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Bombarding Palestinian Refugee Camps in Gaza

[MONTRÉAL] A little-known detail about Gaza that is rarely mentioned in the media is that within its borders exist 8 United Nations refugee camps: Palestinian refugees within occupied Palestinian territories. According to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), the 365-square-kilometre Gaza Strip has a total population of approximately 1.4 million of which up to one million are registered refugees living both inside and outside of the camps. Since the bombardment of the Gaza Strip began on December 27, 2008, there are certainly fewer refugees than before the attacks, considering the escalating death tole, which according...