Canada says it is “concerned” about the tensions in Jerusalem

(Ottawa) Canada says it is “concerned” about the clashes in Jerusalem.

The Canadian Press

In the wake of violent clashes that left more than 200 people injured, according to the Red Crescent, new clashes took place between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters outside the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday. Earlier, police prevented buses full of Muslim pilgrims from going to the sanctuary.

Canadian Foreign Minister Mark Garneau said Canada is closely monitoring the situation in Jerusalem.

We call for an immediate halt to the escalation of tensions and urge all parties to avoid unilateral actions.

Canadian Foreign Minister Mark Garneau

He reiterated Canada’s support for “a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East, including the establishment of a Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with Israel.” ”

While noting that Canada is a “close friend and ally” of Israel, and a close friend and ally of Canada, Mr. Garneau also expressed Canada’s concern about “the recent decisions.” [du gouvernement israélien] Settlements, as well as demolitions and evictions, including in Sheikh Jarrah [dans Jérusalem-Est]. »

“These measures will have a negative impact on livelihoods and undermine the prospects for a two-state solution based on mutual respect for human rights as well as respect for international law by all parties,” the minister added.

READ  Putin hopes Biden will be less impulsive than Trump

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *