August 10, 2021

Canada - Antisemitic protest in Toronto

Issam al-Yamani addresses a rally
 in downtown Toronto  on Aug. 7, 2021
Toronto, ON
- On Saturday, protesters gathered near Yonge-Dundas Square, shutting down part of Canada’s busiest street under the watchful eye of police. The event was organized by the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), an openly pro-terrorism outfit that also organized the infamous event of May 15, 2021, where Jewish counter-protesters were beaten and harassed.

At this latest protest, attendees shouted in Arabic: “Let’s speak openly, we don’t want to see any Zionists!,” while organizers referred to Israel as “the Zionist State.” Other chants asserted that “From the water to the water, Palestine is Arab!” and proclaimed support for an “Intifada,” or violent attacks on Israeli Jews.

Protesters also chanted: “We don’t want no two states, we want ‘48” and “Smash the Zionist settler state,” making it clear that they would accept nothing but Israel’s complete destruction and the expulsion, or worse, of its Jewish population.

Issam al-Yamani, a former member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror group, who faces deportation from Canada, addressed the crowd. Other speakers praised Khalida al-Jarrar, a senior political leader of the PFLP currently serving time for facilitating the murder of Israeli teenager Rina Shnerb.