Activists from the Canadian-Palestinian organization Samidoun are planning to hold a demonstration outside the Israeli Consulate in Toronto, in protest against the arrest of Khalida Jarrar, a Palestinian Arab parliamentarian who is a senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization.
Jarrar was arrested on April 2 for what an IDF spokeswoman said was posing "substantial security risks.”
Last August, Jarrar was served an order banning her from her home in Ramallah in Samaria, sending her to Jericho to the east of Jerusalem not far from the Dead Sea.
During the demonstration in Toronto, which will take place this Friday, April 17, at 6:00 p.m. local time, the protesters will demand that Israel release all "political prisoners", a phrase that refers to Palestinian terrorists serving time in Israeli jails.
The Jewish Defense League (JDL) will hold a counter-demonstration from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in order to allow participants to get home before the start of Shabbat at 7:45 p.m.
JDL noted in a statement that Jarrar had openly supported violence against Israel, and that PFLP claimed responsibility for the recent terrorist massacre at the synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Samidun referred to the terrorists who carried out the attack as "fighters" who "were involved in an armed operation."
JDL asked participants at the counter-demonstration to bring with them flags of Canada and Israel and declare loudly that Israel is a Jewish state.