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e-3463 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Haveen Taib from Kitchener, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • It is no longer adequate for Canada to ignore the multiple violations of Palestinian human rights by the Israeli Government;
  • Canada must go beyond statements of concern and work with the international community to condemn forced evictions, settlement building, unequal treatment, attacks on journalists, the bombing of humanitarian and medical facilities, the loss of civilian lives, and to require that international law be upheld;
  • The forced transfer of the population under occupation is a grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention;
  • These evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and other parts of the West Bank breach the right to adequate housing, a core human right under international law;
  • It is critical that our government immediately condemn the occupation and the illegal settlements; and
  • There can be no resolution of the issues, as long as Israel absorbs the very land intended for a Palestinian state and displaces Palestinian residents with Israeli settlers.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Call on Israel to end evictions of the Palestinian people in Sheikh Jarrah and any other future cities in which Israeli settlements will take place;
2. Call on Israel to end its apartheid on the Palestinian people and implement a fair government and system for all people in Palestine and Israel; and
3. Apply the same diplomatic tools that Canada has used in condemning China’s behaviour in Xinjiang Uyghur Antonymous Region, and in sanctioning Russian officials involved in the annexation of Crimea.
Open for signature
June 1, 2021, at 10:31 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
July 31, 2021, at 10:31 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Marwan Tabbara
Kitchener South—Hespeler
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