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Canadian Statement on Gaza Situation

by Mike Fegelman

DfaitMinister of Foreign Affairs Peter MacKay issued a statement late Friday on the situation in the Gaza Strip. The key points:

  • Canada is concerned about the escalation in violence and urges all sides to act with restraint and take all measures possible to protect innocent civilian lives and reduce tensions.
  • We call for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli Corporal Gilad Shalit.
  • The Palestinian Authority must assume its share of responsibility for securing his safe return.
  • We understand the gravity of this situation for Israel and recognize its right to protect its citizens.

Read the full statement here.



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