Al-Quds Day speaker Ali Mallah issued an open call in Toronto, Canada for Israelis to be shot, after stating that Palestinians have the right to resist their occupation by any means necessary.
Al-Quds Day is an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan; it was initiated by Iran during its 1979 revolution to express support for Palestinians and opposition to Zionism. It has since blown up to be an international hate fest against Israel, with incitements to violence at al-Quds Day rallies.
Mallah stated at the Toronto rally that Palestinians “have the right to resist their occupation by any means necessary”, and he gave an example in which he incites the shooting of Israelis:
“In the United States, if somebody makes a mistake and walks into somebody’s home, he will be shot, right? Here in Canada, if somebody attacks us we will attack and shoot them, all right? So why is it okay then to occupy Palestinian land and oppress Palestinian people?”
B’nai Brith Canada is launching a campaign to shut down the al-Quds Day display of hate speech and incitement of violence. The organization’s CEO, Michael Mostyn, pointed out that he believed that Palestinian jihadist Muhammed Nasser Taraiyre, who killed 13-year-old Hallel Yaffe Ariel as she slept in her bed, was acting out orders from a Palestinian official who stated three days earlier that “wherever you see an Israeli, slit his throat”.