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e-4652 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Nir Hagigi from Barrie, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The ongoing escalation between Israel and Palestine has led to a significant loss of life, including the tragic deaths of innocent children and widespread suffering among civilians;
  • As of October 23rd, the ongoing conflict has led to a staggering loss of life, with over 5,000 Palestinians (62% of the fatalities being women and children) and 1,400 Israelis tragically losing their lives. Additionally, more than one million civilians have been displaced, and the number of injuries has reached a devastating count, with over 12,500 Palestinians and 3,400 Israelis being severely wounded;
  • Article 3 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ratified by both Canada and Israel, unequivocally affirms that every individual possesses the inherent rights to life, liberty, and personal security;
  • Canada has a proud tradition of promoting human rights and diplomacy on the global stage, and we believe that the Canadian government's active involvement can play a pivotal role in advocating for a ceasefire and diplomatic efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution to this enduring conflict;
  • The conflict has regrettably seen an alarming rise in anti-Semitism and Islamophobia accompanying the outbreaks of violence.
We, the undersigned, student from various universities, organizations, and backgrounds, call upon the Government of Canada to
1. Take a leading role in advocating for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Palestine conflict.
2. Support and actively engage in diplomatic efforts aimed at finding a peaceful and just resolution to this enduring conflict.
3. Advocate for the immediate termination of the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip.
4. Encourage the entrance of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Crossing.
Open for signature
October 25, 2023, at 11:59 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 24, 2023, at 11:59 a.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Salma Zahid (Scarborough Centre)
November 27, 2023 (Petition No. 441-01959)
Photo - Salma Zahid
Scarborough Centre
Liberal Caucus