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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  • Sign the petition on #Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is. #cdnpoli #israel
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  • Sign the petition on #Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is. #cdnpoli #israel
  • I believe only a diplomatic solution can properly resolve the issues.I believe Israel and Hamas must be held accountable through war crimes trials. I believe we must all work harder to protect civilians and end all war.
  • I’ve told (more than once) Mulcair et al, that I won’t give one more $ to the Federal NDP unless it takes a principled stand in the light of international agreements and canada’s official policy on Israel/Palestine. (My constituency keeps getting my contributions for the moment)
  • Sign the petition on #Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is. #cdnpoli #israel
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  • Sign the petition on #Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is. #cdnpoli #israel
  • Finally an NDP MP speaks out following NDP policy
  • Because the Palestinian People, especially their children are existing in the most inhumane conditions in the biggest open air prison on this planet while the world stands by and watches especially the current Nobel Peace Prize winning president of USA, suppllies arms, supports Israel, resulting in the slaughter of innocent womem and children all in the name of fighting terrorism – when all these people are asking for is their freedom – their homeland [back].
  • Canada must stop supporting the war mongers!
  • Peace is the only way. Can we find that peace within ourselves?
  • Canada must revert to its traditional role of peacekeeper. The current policy only fuels the fire.
  • As a Jew in Canada I am deeply distressed by the deaths on both sides of the Israel/Gaza conflict. A non-militaristic solution must be found.
  • Please be sure to udate the figures before presenting it.
  • il est grand temps de changer la politique canadienne et de redevenir une nation ayant une mission pacifique…
  • Much prayers for peace.
  • Ending the seige of Gaza and the bombing and shelling of its people must be unconditional. I don’t condone Gazan rockets aimed at civilian populations, but at least so far, it is impossible to compare the devastation caused to the overwhelmingly noncombatant population of Gaza to that caused by these rockets. Want to stop the rockets? END THE OCCUPATION AND THE SEIGE!!!
  • Peace should be universal and not partisan
  • A bi-national state for Israelis and Palestinians alike, with equal rights and opportunities for all is the only long term solution for the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It would be neither a Jewish nor a Muslim state, but rather a secular state, where both Jews, Muslims, Christians and others could live together in peace, much like it was before the creation of the state of Israel.

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