Over 20 years Canada has voted against 166 resolution supporting Palestinians rights
The hypocrisy of many countries, especially US, encouraged the Israeli occupation to disregard the UN resolutions
Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) sent a letter to the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, asking him to reconsider the Canadian stance while voting on the United Nations resolutions on the Palestinian issue. AOHR UK stressed on the fact that so far, Canada’s votes have always been in favor of the Israeli occupation against the violated rights of the Palestinian people.
AOHR UK added that over the past twenty years, Canada has voted against 166 resolutions supporting Palestinian rights. Under Trudeau’s government,
Canada’s representative at the UN voted against more than 50 UN resolutions upholding Palestinian rights, including 7 resolutions between November and December of this year in the 75th session of the General Assembly.
The justification given that supporting these decisions harms the peace process is a wrong assumption. Since the signing of the Oslo Agreement in 1993 until today, the number of settlers in the occupied lands has doubled five times, and this clearly confirms that the Israeli occupation does not care about the so-called peace process.
The Israeli brutal practices -which Canada refused to vote against at the United Nations, have escalated significantly under Netanyahu’s government. Over the past four years, Israel has killed at least 50 children each year, the last of which is “Ali Abu Alia”. In addition to this, Palestinians suffer daily of violations and persecution which make their lives impossible. Palestinian men, women and children are being arrested and lethal force is being used against the unarmed and peaceful demonstrators resulting in the killing and injuring of hundreds.
AOHR UK stressed that Israel does not need the backing of Canada, since Israel already enjoys unofficial international impunity, due to the hypocrisy of many countries, especially the US, which did not take any action to pressure Israel to abide by the UN resolutions. This unconditional support encourages Israel to commit more violations, knowing it will always go unpunished.
Due to international hypocrisy towards Israel’s crimes, failure to condemn or taking serious steps to ensure that the standards of international humanitarian law are met; AOHR UK held the international community and Canada, as part of it, responsible for the ongoing of Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.
Finally, AOHR UK called on the Canadian Prime Minister to reconsider his government’s stances towards the United Nations resolutions in favor of the Palestinian cause, and to stand with the rights of the Palestinian people in their struggle against the inhuman practices of the occupation.