Posted on July 8, 2014
MONTREAL – Liberal Foreign Affairs Critic, Marc Garneau, today issued the following statement on the situation in Israel and Gaza:
“The Liberal Party of Canada is greatly concerned about the escalating violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
“We strongly urge all parties to without delay seek an immediate ceasefire. All possible steps must be taken to protect civilian life.
“The only path to peace is through negotiation. All sides must demonstrate restraint and a real commitment to peace if this violence is to be quelled.”
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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada in response to the situation in Israel
“The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification. It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region.
“Failure by the international community to condemn these reprehensible actions would encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions. Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict.
“Canada is unequivocally behind Israel. We support its right to defend itself, by itself, against these terror attacks, and urge Hamas to immediately cease their indiscriminate attacks on innocent Israeli civilians.
“Canada reiterates its call for the Palestinian government to disarm Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups operating in Gaza, including the Iranian proxy, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.”
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