March 3, 2023. Calgary, AB
Canada must stop supporting Israel in its apartheid and illegal settlement of Palestinian land.
As concerned Canadians, we are horrified by the inaction of our government in resolving this pressing problem. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Melanie Joly of Canada have not yet spoken out against Israel’s flagrant abuses of international law and human rights.
On February 26, 2023, 400 illegal Israeli settlers carried out acts of terror in the small town of Howwarah, which is located to the north of West Bank. These Israeli settlers attacked at least 70 Palestine homes and set more than 100 vehicles on fire. One Palestinian was killed, and more than 350 Palestinians were injured.
On February 22, 2023, killed 11 Palestinians, including two children and one police officer, and injuring over 100 in the West Bank city of Nablus.
So far in 2023, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and illegal Israeli settlers have killed 65 Palestinians including 13 children and have injured around 500. Israel has approved more than 7000 new settlement homes on Palestinian lands. Illegal Israeli settlers on Palestinian land are protected by IDF and are allowed to carry weapons. In the past year, there have been 800 violent attacks against Palestinians by Israeli settlers. In 97% of the cases, no one was convicted.
Israeli Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich, liked a tweet by right-wing activist Davide Ben Zion stating, “Hawara village must be erased today”. When asked about this tweet by a journalist, he mentioned he “liked a tweet calling for the erasure of Huwarah because I think Huwarah needs to be erased. The state should be the one to do that”.
Bezalel Smotrich told IDF, “strike the cities of terror and its instigators without mercy”.
“Bezalel Smotrich wants another Palestinian Nakba” said Benny Gantz, Israel’s former defence Minister. Bezalel Smotrich is a notorious racist and a Jewish Altra nationalist, he describes himself as a fascist homophobe.
Itamar Ben-Gvir, the Israeli Minister of National Security explained “I believe in democracy for all Jews, but not for Arabs”. Itamar Ben-was previously convicted in Israel of racism and supporting terrorist organization, his mentor was Rabbi Meir David Kahane, who established the Kach movement he said, “I call upon the Jews to do any thing imaginable and anything possible which will encourage the Arabs out of the country, …alive or dead”. US classified Kach as a terrorist organization in 1997.
There are patterns of racism and support for the extermination of the Palestinian people in the Israeli government. Former Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, said “this government shows signs of fascism”. The Mayor of Tel Aviv also shared that he believes the State of Israel is headed towards a facist theocracy. Israel leading news paper are publishing on, “Israel sleep walking into Jewish Fascism”
Recently, IDF used a baby and his father as human shield during the ongoing raid on Aqabat Jabr refugee camp in Jericho, March 1, 2023.
Marc Botenga spoke about UN hypocrisy in EU parliament, “in Jenin Palestine, 16 year old girl Jana Zakarneh, was killed on her roof top, she was killed by Israel solider, two bullet to her face, once to neck and one bullet to her shoulder”.
The International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) just published a study outlining the horrendous atrocities carried out by Israel against Palestine, as the world continues to struggle with the continuous war between Israel and Palestine. The report drew attention to Israel’s overt discrimination and apartheid practices, which on February 22, 2023, killed 11 Palestinians, including two children and one police officer, and injuring over 100 in the West Bank city of Nablus. “The Israeli government’s actions against Palestinians amount to apartheid and crimes against humanity,” stated the IHRC report.
In the face of such serious injustices, Canada, a nation that takes pride in its dedication to human rights, cannot remain silent. The seriousness of the situation is plainly outlined in the IHRC report, and our government must act right away to denounce Israel’s apartheid practices and put an end to violence against the Palestinian people.
We urge the Canadian leaders and members of the Canadian Government, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, to speak out against Israel’s policy of apartheid and demand that those responsible be held accountable. Additionally, we compel the Canadian government to take proactive measures to help the Palestinian people and guarantee the protection of their human rights.
By staying silent, I believe the United Nations, EU, USA, and Canada are guilty of supporting apartheid. Canada should stop supporting apartheid and genocide in Palestine. Canada needs to take a position for justice and human rights. When such horrors occur, we cannot remain silent participants. Canada needs to take a position for justice and human rights. When such horrors occur, we cannot remain silent participant.
For further information and comments please contact:
Dr. Mukarram Zaidi, Canadian Muslim Research Think Tank.
587 890 8321, email@example.com