Canada calls for de-escalation of tensions in Jerusalem
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Canada has expressed its concern over the recent escalation of tensions in Jerusalem, urging all sides to avoid any unilateral actions.
“Canada is following the situation in Jerusalem closely. We call for immediate de-escalation of tensions and for all sides to avoid any unilateral actions,” Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said in a statement.
“Canada is committed to the goal of a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace in the Middle East, including the creation of a Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with Israel.
“As a close friend and ally of Israel, Canada is deeply concerned that recent decisions on settlements, and demolitions and evictions, including in Sheikh Jarrah, would negatively impact livelihoods and undermine the prospects for a two-state solution based on mutual respect for human rights and international law by all parties.
“Canada calls for a renewed commitment to peace and security and, as always, stands ready to support efforts for a two-state solution,” he added.
This Palestinian woman, Mariam Alafifi, was dragged by her hijab, beaten, & arrested by Israeli forces. She was defending Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, who are facing forced eviction by illegal Israeli settlers who want to steal their homes. pic.twitter.com/ScwY90BESI
— IMEU (@theIMEU) May 9, 2021
The Leader of the NDP @theJagmeetSingh is deeply troubled by the threatened evictions of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah of East Jerusalem. “Illegal occupation, demolitions, and forced evictions must end. PM Trudeau must take a stand and uphold International law.”
The threatened evictions of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah of East Jerusalem during the holy month of Ramadan – or any other day – is deeply troubling.
Illegal occupation, demolitions, and forced evictions must end.
PM Trudeau must take a stand and uphold International law. https://t.co/nyEufj9Cwe
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) May 8, 2021
MP Sven Spengemann shares @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres
‘s deep concern over the continuing violence in occupied East Jerusalem. He urges Israel to cease demolitions & evictions, in line with its obligations under int’l humanitarian & human rights law.
I am following developments in #EastJerusalem with deep and growing concern. Forced evictions are an impediment to peaceful resolution. Canada calls for an immediate de-escalation of tensions and urges all sides to avoid unilateral actions. https://t.co/BTwkCd2Jnr #SheikhJarrah
— Sven Spengemann (@SvenTrueNorth) May 8, 2021
Thank you @MarcGarneau. I think we should strengthen our condemnation of treatment of Palestinians in #SheikhJarrah. As you say, both sides must step back. This situation is egregious. #GPC #peace #respectPalestinanhumanrights https://t.co/qI75halPX5
— Elizabeth May (@ElizabethMay) May 9, 2021
MP Yasmin Ratansi met with @CanPalCoalition and heard the concerns of the Palestinian diaspora. “I was very perturbed to see live footage of innocent Palestinians being shot while they prayed at the Al Aqsa Mosque during the Holy Month of Ramadan.”
"I was very perturbed to see live footage of innocent Palestinians being shot while they prayed at the Al Aqsa Mosque during the Holy Month of Ramadan." pic.twitter.com/Kn0lueByIU
— Canadian MPs On Palestine (@CanadianMps_Pal) May 9, 2021
Marwan Tabbara statement on the evictions in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah
My statement on the evictions in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah. pic.twitter.com/66YfvlIHWi
— Marwan Tabbara MP (@marwantabbaramp) May 9, 2021