Another Toronto Star Column Accuses Israel Of Genocide, Calls On Trudeau Government To Reward Hamas With Statehood Recognition

April 15, 2024

In an April 14 opinion column in The Toronto which demonstrated open hostility for factual accuracy entitled: “Canada must sanction Benjamin Netanyahu and his war cabinet,”  Taha Ghayyur and Alex Neve made manifold groundless accusations against Israel, all while effectively playing interference for Hamas as it seeks to perpetuate its jihadist war on Israel.

In their commentary, Ghayyur, the executive director of Justice for All Canada, a Mississauga, Ontario-based non-profit “human rights organization” whose website displays a fanatical fixation on Israel, and Neve, a former secretary general of Amnesty International Canada’s English Branch, referred to the tragic death of an American aid worker in Gaza as “murder” by Israel, a defamatory claim for which there is no evidence.

Preferring hyperbole to facts, Ghayyur and Neve referred to the “unfolding genocide” in Gaza, representing not only an irresponsible claim, but a morally bankrupt accusation.

Even while fighting Hamas, a genocidal Islamic terrorist organization dedicated to the wholesale violent destruction of Israel, which uses its own people as human shields, Israel has taken extraordinary steps to minimize civilian casualties in Gaza, such as providing warning in advance of military strikes.

As a result, the civilian death toll in Gaza is likely far lower than in virtually any other modern armed conflict, though news media outlets have rarely informed the public of such details.

Israel’s extensive protection of civilians has been called a “remarkable, historic new standard” by John Spencer, chair of urban warfare studies at the Modern War Institute (MWI) at West Point.

Tragically, when reality takes a back seat to ideology, no amount of evidence matters.

In one of their most ludicrous statements, Ghayyur and Neve repudiate Israel for its dismissal of a recent United Nations Security Council resolution which called for an immediate ceasefire during Ramadan, characterizing it “a blatant disregard for international law.”

What the pair avoided telling readers is that it is Hamas which has refused any offers of a negotiated ceasefire, insisting on nothing less than Israel’s complete and total surrender.

Given the estimated 130 Israeli hostages still in Gaza, kidnapped six months ago by Hamas – whose release the Security Council also demanded, though that fact is omitted by Ghayyur and Neve – Israel obviously cannot accede to Hamas’ demands.

The mention of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month, by Ghayyur and Neve, is entirely irrelevant. Six months ago, thousands of Hamas terrorists engaged in a campaign of wanton slaughter against Israelis on Shabbat, the Sabbath, which also coincided with the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, showing their blood lust and utter contempt for any semblance of religion. Hamas deserves no such respect.

Israel has a right, and indeed a moral necessity, to defend its people against a genocidal death cult like Hamas, which not only murders Israelis, but as the world saw – then quickly forgot – six months ago, also raped, tortured, dismembered, and kidnapped innocent men, women and children.

The pair end their commentary by demanding that the Trudeau government recognize “Palestinian statehood,” while obscuring the consequences of such a move, which would send an unmistakable message to Hamas that their massacres six months ago and continued holding of Israeli hostages should be rewarded with statehood, as if terrorism was an acceptable method of statecraft.

In recent weeks, The Toronto Star has produced an incessant barrage of anti-Israel propaganda masquerading as legitimate commentary, which have downplayed and whitewashed Hamas terrorism and demonized Israel as it defends itself against that same genocidal threat.

Taya Ghahhur and Alex Neve’s column in The Toronto Star, which played rhetorical defence for Hamas’ strategic objectives, puts anti-Israel animus ahead of reality, and should be roundly rejected as antithetical to Canadian values.


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