Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Petition on Foreign Affairs

Mrs. Sadia Groguhé (Saint-Lambert, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table in this House a petition given to me by my constituents who are members of Amnesty International.

In 1997, the Palestinian hamlets of Humsa and Hadidiya were demolished and levelled nine times. The petitioners are calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to mandate Canada’s diplomatic representation to go to these two hamlets and to the neighbouring Israeli settlement of Ro’i to document the living conditions of Palestinians in Hadidiya and Humsa and to compare them to those of the Israeli settlers. They are demanding that the focus be put on children’s access to education and the public’s access to medical care.