When there is an escalation it is always civilians that end up paying the ultimate price or living in fear. Both Palestinians and Israelis have the right to live safely and in security.
Canadians are deeply troubled by the marked escalation of violence in Gaza and in occupied East Jerusalem, after weeks of increased tension over the forced eviction of Palestinians from their homes, Israeli police raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque and blocking Palestinian access to popular meeting spots in Sheikh Jarrah.
The NDP is deeply concerned by the ongoing and escalating violence. We offer our deepest condolences to all families of Palestinians and Israelis who lost their lives - many of them killed by indiscriminate bombings. Civilians’ lives must be protected and all violence, incitement to violence and provocations must be condemned.
When there is escalation, it is always civilians that end up paying the ultimate price or living in fear. Urgent de-escalation is needed to prevent further loss of life. Both Palestinians and Israelis have the right to live safely and in security.
Canada must also play a stronger role in pushing for de-escalation and for a just and peaceful resolution.
In the past, the NDP has called on Canada to stop selling arms to countries that violate Human Rights and International Laws such as Saudi Arabia, Libya, Turkey and Sudan and now, it is time for Canada to stop the selling of Canadian arms to Israel until the end of the illegal occupation.
Join Jagmeet Singh in calling on Justin Trudeau to stop the selling of arms to Israel until the end of the illegal occupation.
Canada can play an active role in helping build a just and sustainable solution for Palestinians and Israelis
Thank you for your support.
Take the next step and help spread the word.