For more than a year, the tiny impoverished Palestinian village of Susiya has been under threat of demolition to make way for more Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The settlements are illegal under international law, but Israel appears about to move ahead. A Canadian church group wants Canada to speak out. Read more…
The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI) has just launched an urgent appeal to Canada’s foreign minister Kristya Freeland to pressure Israel to give up the idea of demolishing two more Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank.
Canada’s official policy is that the building of new settlements is “unhelpful” to a peaceful solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict. This would seem to be an extraordinary understatement.
UNJPPI is a voluntary group composed of members of the United Church of Canada “working toward the goal of a just peace in Palestine and Israel by calling for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and equal rights for all who live in Palestine/Israel through education and advocacy.”
UNJPPI is calling on Canadians to write the minister to appeal for urgent action. A draft letter is provided by UNJPPI as well as email addresses of the minister and relevant MP’s. Click here to see (and sign)
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