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
  • Canada has always been an advocate for human rights and justice around the world. Unfortunately, the current government has been blindly defending the Israel, the occupier and the aggressor in this decades-old conflict. This government does not reflect my stance on this issue.
  • Sign the petition on #Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is. #cdnpoli #israel
  • We can not choose sides. Neither side is right and war never really solves the problems. Perhaps the politicians should go into a big room, including mr. Baird, and fight it out there without innocent people being the pawns.

    Stop what you are doing and listen to those of us whom seem to be wiser thAn the politicians when it comes to making these types of decisions. God help us if you continue to follow this type of reasoning.
  • I am furious with the current stand of the NDP on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Currently I am considering moving my monetary support and membership to another farther left wing party, that party is the Liberal Party of Canada. The NDP has moved to far from it’s social democratic routes and no longer represents my interests as a socialist.
  • Stop Israel’s campaign of genocide against the Palestinian people and its children. Harper is a disgrace for his support of Israel’s behaviour and makes Canada look very bad on the international stage.
  • The international community simply cannot remain silent! But BOTH sides must bargain in good faith.
  • Sign the petition on #Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is. #cdnpoli #israel
  • Give peace a chance!
  • I feel the Conservative stance on the Israeli genocide and the apartheid is a disgrace and their speaking for me as a Canadian, disgusts me. The fact that they are using my tax dollars to support these terrorist acts is even more of a kick in my teeth. I am out raged by this behaviour after all the other treasonous acts they have done to the Canadian People in the time they have held office.
  • Prime minister, stop being antipalestinian and start promoting peace for a change.
  • This it a human rights issue not a vote-getting opportunity. Israel has broken many international laws, now during thier invasion of Gaza but also over that past 67 years. The current insanity (on their part and that of the CPC) must STOP.

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