Global Affairs Minister Freeland is known for her principled and courageous stands on human rights. Over the weekend, she was characteristically frank about Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians and demanded an immediate investigation. Read more…
WARNING: A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKED THIS SATIRICAL APRIL FOOL’S POST. BUT A SURPRISING NUMBER TOOK IT AT FACE VALUE AND EVEN SHARED IT WITH FRIENDS AS IF IT WERE TRUE. IN FACT, NEITHER MS. FREELAND NOR MR. TRUDEAU MADE ANY COMMENT ABOUT THE TERRIBLE EVENTS IN GAZA LAST WEEK.
Ottawa, April 1
Global Affairs Canada minister Chrystia Freeland took time off from lecturing Russia on the necessity of human rights and a “rules based order” in connection with the alleged poisoning of 2 individuals in England, to denounce Israel’s massacre of 17 unarmed Palestinians who were demonstrating for the Right of Return on March 30.
“Israeli forces used snipers, tanks firing artillery shells and drones firing tear gas,” noted the minister.
“The death toll is currently 17 people. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, 1,416 people were wounded on March 30 alone: 758 from live fire, 148 from rubber-tipped bullets, 422 from inhaling tear gas and 88 from other causes. Palestinian officials said that one was killed and 237 wounded in Rafah; four were killed and 345 wounded in southern Gaza; five were killed and 286 wounded in northern Gaza; two were killed and 197 wounded in central Gaza; and three were killed and 351 wounded in Khan Younis,” she continued.
“Canada is in support of international law and the UN system”, said Prime Minister Trudeau. “This is a blatant violation of international law which codifies the Right of Return,” he pointed out. “If the same thing happens again next week, Canada will cut off diplomatic relations with Israel, recognize Hamas and officially join the movement to boycott Israel known as BDS”.
I beg readers for indulgence. I was a little late in getting my April 1st message into print.