Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is.


In the last days weeks, the voices of war have taken over in Israel and Palestine. After years of suffering from occupation and blockade, the civilian population of Gaza has now to endure the constant pounding of missiles. Since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge, over 170 Palestinians 1767 Palestinians (The fatalities include: 431 minors (one minor participated in the hostilities), 200 women, 85 senior citizens, Initial findings indicate that 172 of the people killed participated in the hostilities. Updated: August 25th. Source: B'Tselem) have been killed and over 1100 injured 4030 injured (July 23rd).  The overwhelming majority of the casualties being civilians. Preliminary reports say that a mosque and a hospital were partially destroyed. Some hospitals, schools and mosques have been bombarded. Complete neighbourhoods have been destroyed by the bombings (July 26th) 

Over 800 rockets and mortar 3500 rockets and mortar (August 25th) shells have been fired from Gaza and aimed at the civilian population of Israel. Sirens have since become a daily routine in practically all parts of Israel. People need to take cover in bomb shelters often many times a day. Most of the rockets were, so far, intercepted in mid air by a counter measure system called Iron Dome or have fallen in open areas. No deaths have occurred to this day 64 deaths has occurred to this day, 61 of them being soldiers involved in the ground operations (Updated: August 25th Source: B'Tselem) and a few hundred people hundreds of people (July 18th) have been treated for injuries, most of them for shock.

The deafening sound of missiles and rockets must stop. The civilian population deserve quiet and security. There is only one solution to achieve this for both Palestinians and Israelis: putting an end to the occupation of the West Bank and the siege of Gaza and to negotiate in good faith. 

It's about time that the voices of peace be heard again. Canada should be among those voices.

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  • Alex is the best MP in Ottawa ! Keep up the good work.
  • Thanks so much for doing this. The NDP needs to speak out louder for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Peace and justice should always be our guiding principles.
  • please help to save Gaza!
  • Harper knows this is a brutal genocide against the indigenous population of Palestine. He is pandering to the Jewish Lobby for money and political power, but in the end, it is this issue that will end his career as water-boy for Israel, and dictator of Canada.
  • Any politician who expects to get my vote MUST publicly denounce Israeli aggression and annexation of Palestine
  • I do not stand with the Conservatives or the CPC support for Israel’s appropriation of land and their ongoing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.
  • Peace will come when Arabs love their children more than they hate Israeli children
  • Sign the petition on #Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is. #cdnpoli #israel
  • Lesson of history is no one learns from history.The treachery in palistine for last 50 years -is- accumulating till the table turns—Arent we justfying for next HOLOCAST? — when ever it happens -where will be humanity standing —when the blood is equaled.
  • Good to see someone in the federal

    Government standing up for peace.
  • Mercy for the sake of humanity.
  • The Palestinian peoples’ inherent GOD-given rights cannot be taken away by a brutal Zionist occupying force.

    The brutality, slaughters, and massacres must end immediately and never resume.
  • Sign the petition on #Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is. #cdnpoli #israel
  • There is much being said on both sides of this long-running conflict, and more civilians (including children) die while the talking continues. It has to stop.
  • Stop killing innocent Palestinians. Stop israel apartheid

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