GUY CARON CONDEMNS ESCALATION OF HOSTILITIES BETWEEN HAMAS AND ISRAELI GOVERNMENT

“The NDP unequivocally condemns the escalation of hostilities between Hamas and the Israeli government. Such actions jeopardize ongoing efforts to promote peace in the region.
The increase in violence erupted following a rocket attack launched from the Palestinian territory which destroyed a home in Mishmeret. As U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, this is “a serious and unacceptable violation” of international laws.
The Israeli government responded by bombing several targets in Gaza including what the Israeli Defense Force identified as a military intelligence headquarters. These attacks represent the most significant hostilities to erupt in the region since the 2014 conflict between the Israeli government and Hamas.
New Democrats call on both sides of the conflict to respect international law and human rights. Israelis and Palestinians have the right to peace and security. Both parties should adhere to the cease-fire called by Hamas.
We also call on the Liberal government to break their deafening silence and be a voice for peace by condemning these acts of violence. Canadian government officials must work together with their Israeli and Palestinian counterparts to build an equitable and sustainable peace.”