Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the Situation in Gaza

TORONTO– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the situation in Gaza:

“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I am calling on those exercising control over political and military events in Gaza to halt all rocket attacks against Israel. The terrorist group Hamas must take responsibility for these acts of violence out of Gaza and order them to stop.

We recognize Israel’s right to defend its population, and we also urge that parties involved take all possible steps to protect civilian life and work to implement a ceasefire.

The Middle East is at a critical and difficult moment, and every possible step must be taken to avoid a wider conflict.”