(May 2018) – During a recent Question Period, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, called on the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau to retract his statement on recent violent confrontations along the Israel and Gaza border.
Scheer said, “These recent riots were deliberately orchestrated by Hamas, a terrorist organized banned in Canada. Hamas called on residents of Gaza to breach Israel’s borders and even offered a monetary prize to those who succeeded. They are bragging that 50 of the 62 people who died on May 14, were actually Hamas members.
“Instead of criticizing Hamas for its direct responsibility in inciting violence and the loss of life, Justin Trudeau ignored their involvement and pointed his finger solely at Israel. He has once again failed Canadians on the international stage.
“Canada’s Conservatives mourn the loss of any innocent life. However, we will continue to support Israel’s sovereign right to defend its borders and its people, while calling for a peaceful resolution to this conflict.”