Media Advisory: Montrealers to Rally in Support of Omar Ben Ali


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Montrealers to rally in support of Omar Ben Ali

What: Rally in support of Omar Ben Ali

When: Thursday, September 14th at 5:30pm

Where: Metro Jean-Talon (corner Jean Talon and Chateaubriand)

Montreal, September 14th 2017 – Montrealers will be taking to the streets of Justin Trudeau's own riding to support Omar Ben Ali's struggle for justice and dignity.

For nearly a decade, Omar Ben Ali a Palestinian community member  has been living and working in Montreal. Despite the very real dangers he faced living under Israeli apartheid, his refugee claim was refused in 2008, but Israel has refused to allow him to return the occupied West Bank. As such, he has been left in limbo : unable to obtain status, but unable to return to Palestine and reunite with his wife and seven children. Supporters will be calling on the government to regularize his status and allow him to reunite with his family.

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Amy Darwish