“The principles and standards enshrined in the Universal Declaration should guide the search for a durable solution to the question of Palestine”, said Ms. Mohammed, adding that a solution had to be found “that must be based on worldwide law, the legitimate aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis, as well as dialogue for reconciliation and for accountability”.
Palestinian officials say at least 60 people have been killed following violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces. The IDF insists it only uses live fire according to strict regulations and has come under attack from explosives, gunfire and rocks from participants in the demonstrations.
– Demanding from the Security Council, the UN General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Human Rights Council and its rapporteurs and the High Commissioner for Human Rights to take the necessary to establish an global commission of inquiry to probe the recent Gaza events.
Tel Aviv claims 50 of those killed were members of the Hamas terror group.
The New York Times reported on Monday, “At 5:30 p.m., shortly after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, organizers who had been urging people toward the fence all day suddenly began shooing them away, and the day’s action quickly subsided”. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that his country’s military had “similar figures” and would continue its action along the border.
Two Jewish Liberal MPs – Anthony Housefather and Michael Levitt, broke with Mr. Trudeau’s criticism of Israel. “This is not a peaceful resistance”, he said.
The 13 affirmations outlined in “Our Hope for Peace” include general biblical truths regarding Israel, the nations, and the Gospel, as well as statements addressing the present and future role of Israel in God’s biblical narrative. “That is why Israel will continue to defend itself for as long as necessary and will not allow those who call for its destruction to storm its borders and threaten our communities”. Canada has been a longstanding ally and supporter of Israel, but the Trudeau administration has been more critical of some of its policies regarding settlements and refugees than the previous Conservative government.
In a welcome development, despite the damage inflicted on Kerem Shalom crossing, the main entry point for goods between Israel and Gaza, it has been partially re-opened, with 15 truckloads of medical supplies entering Gaza on Sunday and Tuesday, he said.