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e-3449 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Ken Hiebert from Ladysmith, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) are unlawful under international law, as recognized by the United Nations Security Council, including in UN Security Resolution 2334, which reaffirmed that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law;
  • Israeli authorities have issued a decision to forcibly evict hundreds of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem;
  • This forced ethnic displacement is considered the spark that ignited the latest round of violence and bloodshed in Israel, the OPT and Gaza;
  • Israeli forces have demolished 219 Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem since the beginning of 2020, and approved the establishment of thousands of Jewish-only settlement units in East Jerusalem; and
  • Under Article 1 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, all high signatories, of which Canada is one, are required to take actions to ensure that violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention do not occur under any circumstance.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
Call on Israel to stop the forced ethnic displacement of the Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, and its carrying out of policies which will result in the permanent appropriation of Palestinian land by the State of Israel in flagrant violation of international law; and
Take the steps required to pressure Israel to stop its violations of international law, including its continued building of settlements and forced displacement in the OPT including East Jerusalem, and to end Israel’s blockade of Gaza.
Open for signature
May 27, 2021, at 1:08 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 26, 2021, at 1:08 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Paul Manly
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia