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Canada condemns Israel's actions in Rafah

Photo: Sean Kilpatrick The Canadian Press “The tragedy and suffering in Gaza must end. […] In no way does Canada support Israeli military operations in Rafah,” said the Canadian Prime Minister at the entrance to the House of Commons on Tuesday.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “horrified” by new Israeli strikes on Rafah.

“The tragedy and the suffering in Gaza must end. […] In no way does Canada support Israeli military operations in Rafah,” said the Liberal leader at the entrance to the House of Commons on Tuesday. The federal Prime Minister did not answer any questions after his brief statement lasting about a minute, practically identical in English and French. He recalled that Canada has been calling for an immediate ceasefire since December.

“We need to see a lot more humanitarian aid coming in to help civilians in Gaza,” he added, before concluding by calling for the release of “all hostages” held by Palestinian Hamas.

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On Tuesday, a new Israeli strike killed 21 more people in a camp for displaced people in Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, according to local civil defense. Israeli tanks also entered the city center.

The attack comes the day after a nighttime bombing that reportedly killed at least 45 Palestinians displaced in a “safe zone” designated by the Israeli army, which experts say is contrary to international law. This first strike sparked outrage around the world, provoking an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council at the request of Algeria, a non-permanent member.

On Tuesday, the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, Chrystia Freeland, also described the suffering suffered by civilians in Gaza as “absolutely unacceptable”.

< p>Canada increased its target for welcoming Palestinian family members of Canadians to 5,000 people at the start of the week, while recognizing that the program depends on Israel's willingness to let these people out of Gaza. Only 41 people have made it to Canada under this program to date.

Spain, Norway and Ireland recognize Palestine

At a time when condemnations of Israeli military operations are increasing around the world, Spain, Norway and Ireland officially recognized the State of Palestine on Tuesday, provoking Israel's fury , who sees it as a reward for the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, in power since 2007 in the Gaza Strip.

The head of Israeli diplomacy, Israel Katz, accused Spain of being “complicit in calls for the genocide of the Jewish people”.

This recognition is “a necessity” to “achieve peace” between Israelis and Palestinians, in addition to being “a question of historic justice” for the Palestinian people, said the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez.

The war was sparked by an attack carried out on October 7 on Israeli soil by Hamas commandos infiltrated from the Gaza Strip, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,170 people, mostly civilians, according to a AFP count based on official Israeli data.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116