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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  • I agree completely with this petition. The occupation MUST end NOW. The siege of Gaza MUST end—NOW.
  • The Palestinians deserve a homeland and peace!
  • Canada used to be a peaceful nation, since Harper everything has changed. Come on citizens of Canada, the next election, vote out this government of goons.
  • Peace is much more difficult than war. It requires intelligence, integrity, education, skill, and a ‘burning desire’ to accomplish it.

    War is very easy. It makes a few people very rich and a few more very powerful in terms of mass destruction.

    But, the only heroes and heroics will go to those who are clever enough to avoid war, who really have a burning desire to develop peace and maintain it in spite of all the testosterone around her.
  • While the national party’s support for Israel is more disgusting than usual during the ugly assault on Gaza, it’s some relief to find a voice in the party that supports human rights for Palestinians. Free Gaza! Free the NDP!
  • Peace is the only way. Canada’s official position on this barbaric conflict is appalling.
  • Thank you NDP – the only Party to speak out about these horrendous war crimes!
  • What is going on with this conflict has made me heart sick. A highly militarized nation is going after a few terrorists with measures that ensure that those with the greatest weapons are enduring the least physical harm. Children are being harmed the most. And in the end Israel will annex even more of someone else’s ancestral home. Shame on those in power in Canada for supporting this action. The Conservative government of Stephen Harper does not represent me.
  • Sign the petition on #Gaza: mutual destruction is not the solution, peace is. #cdnpoli #israel
  • Nothing can justify attacks on civilian targets. The killing of four Palestinian children playing on a beach is clearly a war crime.
  • Mr. Harper,

    It is not acceptable that Canada become part of Isreal cheering squad. Canadian citzens will have to hang their heads in shame for a very long time to come because of your bully like politics. Please stop playing at being the hawk it’s not very becoming.

    richard goldfinch

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