BFF in happier times: Trudeau (with Likud blue tie) and Netanyahu (with Liberal red one). But after reading the recent UN report on Israeli crimes in Gaza, Trudeau has decided to go to see for himself. Netanyahu’s foreign minister Yisrael Katz called the report “hostile, mendacious and biased”. But as usual, Trudeau is standing tall, proving once again – ‘Canada is back’. more…
The following is an April Fools joke posted in the early morning of April 1.
Most of those who read it, saw immediately that it was pointing an accusatory finger at the hypocrisy of Trudeau and Freeland. A few didn’t catch on right away, including hilariously, a dedicated Zionist who launched into a full attack on Trudeau’s (imaginary) trip to Gaza claiming it showed that Trudeau has been anti-Semitic all along. Go figure.
As noted at the end of the article, while Trudeau and Freeland deserve to be mocked, the issue of the murder of many Palestinian children by Israeli snipers is no joke at all.
OTTAWA, APRIL 1, 2019
A recent report from the UN COMMISSION ON 2018 GAZA PROTESTS claiming that Israel committed violations of international law in repressing the “Great March of Return” has shocked Prime Minister Trudeau to his core. Today he announced he has abruptly dropped his policy of defending Israel against all accusations of brutality and injustice and now supports a call for investigation. He plans to visit Gaza himself.
“The Commission has reasonable grounds to believe that during the Great March of Return, Israeli soldiers committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. Some of those violations may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity, and must be immediately investigated by Israel,”
– Commission Chair, Santiago Canton of Argentina.
“I am shocked by what I read in this well researched UN report. Everyone should read it,” noted Mr. Trudeau. “Canada is a country that is fiercely attached to the rule of law, and it is clear from this report that Israel is not only contravening international law, there is a good case to be made for it having committed crimes against humanity.”
It appears that Trudeau was personally affected by watching a few of the report’s videos which clearly show unarmed protesters, far from Israel’s declared perimeter, being shot with live ammunition. Several of them fatally.
In fact, the videos make for difficult viewing by anyone but the most hardened Zionist. It would be surprising if Trudeau, like any other decent person, were not to be revolted by the spectacle of Israeli snipers killing and maiming Palestinian children.
‘These demonstrators have been showing their anger and frustration at these weekly demonstrations for more than a year. Their stones can barely reach the barrier,’ noted Trudeau. ‘But Israeli snipers keep shooting these kids like fish in a barrel. It’s atrocious.”
“Many of those shot were children,” sobbed Chrystia Freeland uncontrollably, tears running down her face after watching only 2 of the videos. “The defense of the rights of children is a Canadian priority. The blockade must end”, she wailed.
‘The end of this month will mark one year since the start of demonstrations which – as the Council’s Commission of Inquiry reported – have been met with deadly, disproportionate force by the Israeli Security Forces, leading to a very high toll of killings and injuries,” said Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Ms. Bachelet knows a lot about human rights abuses and about the situation of refugees. She is a former President of Chile. Her father was killed under the regime of Augusto Pinochet and she was also arrested and tortured before being exiled.
POSTSCRIPT. The idea of Trudeau going to Gaza and taking up an investigation of Israeli crimes is, sadly, an April Fool’s joke.
Unfortunately, the findings of the UN investigative commission are no joke at all. OFIP readers who think Trudeau SHOULD respond to its call for charges to be laid against Israeli authorities can write the Prime Minister at firstname.lastname@example.org. It might also be useful to copy Ms. Freeland, your own MP, and all your friends.