An anti-Semitic sign was among those at this year’s Al Quds day rally in downtown Toronto.
The flag at the annual rally threatened the elimination of Jews from Israel.
The banner in question depicted the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, an important Islamic shrine, with the words “The last Khayber is ready.” The “Khayber” is a reference to a seventh century battle in the Middle East that led to the eventual expulsion of Jews from the area.
Despite explicit anti-Semitism year to year, the event has continued, this year welcoming nearly 500 attendants, watched over by approximately 100 police officers.
Other signage at the event called Israel an “apartheid state” and claimed that for the prior 16 years Israel has killed one Palestinian child every 60 hours.
Upon being elected, the Ontario Premier Doug Ford promised his government would put an end to the event.
“Our government will take action to ensure that events like Al Quds Day, which calls for the killing of an entire civilian population in Israel, are no longer part of the landscape in Ontario,” tweeted Ford last year on June 10, only three days after being elected.
Historically, other banners have alluded to the terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas, while speakers even denied the Holocaust and called for the eradication of Israel.
B’nai Brith Canada has filed a complaint against the event with the Toronto Police.
In another instance at Al-Quds day recorded by The Rebel, a participant was seen defending the execution of homosexuals under Sharia law and claimed that Canada will eventually be subject to the same rules as well.
Al Quds day was originally started by the Islamic Republic of Iran in support of the state of Palestine.