The USA moved its Embassy to Israel’s capital Jerusalem from TelAviv. In response, the people in Gaza started violent demonstrations, and crashing the no-go barriers at the Israel border. This planned provocation had predictable deadly consequences.
Prime Minister Trudeau failed to acknowledge that it is Hamas - not Israel - that is responsible for the violence on the Gaza-Israel border. It’s unacceptable.
It also contradicts Canada’s long-stated position, that as an ally and fellow liberal democracy, Israel could count on Canada’s support when security was threatened.
It is painful to see yet more suffering in Gaza. Every human being is valuable and of equal worth. The situation in Gaza is grim and cannot be ignored. Sadly, the world knows that Hamas' goal is not to improve life in Gaza, but instead to make life more miserable for Israelis - even if it hurts and even murders Gazans in a deadly political agenda.
The Canadian Government should have said the truth. Instead, they ignored the grave threat these terrorists pose to Israel, making no mention of the detailed instructions Hamas makes to kidnappers and murderers, or their weapons carried by terrorists attempting to breach the border. Trudeau completely overlooked the Palestinian leadership's cynical strategy that includes using human shields, forcing school children to the frontline, and blocking aid from entering the Gaza Strip.
“The arguments about the President’s decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem have already been made. They are by now well known. The decision was in accordance to U.S. law dating back to 1995, and its position has been repeatedly endorsed by the American people ever since. The decision does not prejudge any final status issues, including Jerusalem’s boundaries. The decision does not preclude a two-state solution, if the parties agree to that. The decision does nothing to harm peace efforts. Rather, the President’s decision reflects the will of the American people and our right as a nation to choose the location of our embassy. America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.” Nikki Haley’s Speech to UN
Based on CIJA files.