I took my Power in my Hand – /
And went against the World –
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
William Owen @Bill_Owen 3h3 hours ago More Replying to @CharlieAngusNDP @JustinTrudeau Genocide in slow motion, the Pals are being pushed into the sea. Trudeau far more upset over the arrest of protesters in Moscow than actually mass murder in #Gaza.
Israel has faced widespread international condemnation after 58 people including a baby were killed in protests in Gaza, where Israeli soldiers met rocks thrown by Palestinians with live ammunition.
A 51-year-old man was also killed in Tuesday's more muted demonstrations, bringing the total number of dead to 59.
The US joined Israel in blaming Hamas for the deaths, with the Israeli military suggesting the terrorist group attempted armed violence under cover of the demonstrations against Donald Trump’s move of the US embassy to Jerusalem.
Turkey and South Africa, staunchly aligned with the Palestinians, recalled their ambassadors to Israel while Boris Johnson said: “We understand that some have been provoking that violence but on the other hand there has got to be restraint in the use of live rounds.”
Khaled Batch, the head of the organising committee of protests, said Tuesday would be a day for funerals. It is also what Palestinians call the “Nakba” day, the anniversary of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians’ displacement following Israel’s founding.
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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas urged the international community to condemn what he called “massacres” carried out by Israeli troops in Gaza.
Of the 59 Palestinians killed, six were children, Gaza's health ministry said. Some 1,360 Palestinians were wounded by bullets, including 130 who were in serious or critical condition.
Egypt, an important ally of Israel, condemned the killings while the UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein, decried the “shocking killing of dozens”.
The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, called on Israel to respect the “principle of proportionality in the use of force” and show restraint, while also urging Hamas to ensure any protests remain peaceful.
Shameful. I'm guessing the baloney will continue. @AndrewScheer Sad to see folks who were victims of genocide do the same to others. @jeneroux Unpopular to say the truth but this junk is not acceptable and Canada needs to say so.
Canada needs to distance itself from Israel, which is increasingly an apartheid and terrorist state.
The world had no problem sanctioning South Africa for these crimes but waffles on Israel.
Resisting apartheid is not anti-Semitic, it's right. LPC needs to step up.
No need for so called ‘crowd control’ either Charlie. Reporters on the ground report the biblical sling shots and few firey rags can in no way reach the fortressed Israeli soldiers or the border. Civilian Palestinians are simply human beings wanting their freedom & equal rights.
You can't play favourites on the world stage. I question @realDonaldTrump parenting skills. Now he has the blood of 52 civilians on his hands. The move to Jerusalem should have been done AFTER an agreement was reached.
:Lets push to get our ambassador called back The whole world must stand up together against Trump otherwise he will steam roll over every country individually.
China doesn't back down & then Trump back tracks.