|NDP offers no meaningful help to Palestinians in Gaza
||[Dec. 30th, 2008|07:17 pm]
New Democratic Party of Canada
New Democrat statement on the situation in the Middle East|
Canada's New Democrats condemn the unacceptable escalation of violence in the Middle East causing death and injury to so many civilians in the Gaza Strip and Israel.
This statement seems to put the casualities on the Gaza Strip and in Israel on the same footing. As far as I know, there are over 370 dead and over 1500 injured on the Palestinian side; meanwhile, there are 2 or 3 casualities on the Israeli side, two of which happened after Israel started bombing Gaza, and injuries in the low double-digits. Yes, Hamas is launching rockets, but the "even-handed" policy has to stop... To its credit, the NDP has long called for the end of the blockade against Gaza, but this blockade is a genocide in slow-motion, and the NDP must condemn Israel's acts in a stronger manner.