June 7, 2023

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Canada says it is “concerned” about tensions in Jerusalem

Canada says it is "concerned" about tensions in Jerusalem

(Ottawa) Canada says it is “concerned” about the conflict in Jerusalem.

The Canadian Press

According to the Red Crescent, in the wake of violent clashes that left more than 200 people dead, new clashes erupted on Saturday as Israeli security forces deployed on Palestinian protesters outside the Old City of Jerusalem. Police had earlier blocked buses full of Muslim pilgrims from going to the mosque Esplanade.

Canadian Foreign Minister Mark Guernsey said Canada was closely monitoring the situation in Jerusalem.

We call for immediate escalation of tensions and urge all parties to avoid arbitrary action.

Canadian Foreign Minister Mark Garnio

“He reiterated Canada’s support for a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East, with a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and security.” ”

Guernsey, which cares to point out that Canada is Israel’s “closest and closest friend” to Canada, has expressed Canada’s concern over recent decisions. [du gouvernement israélien] On bases, including in Sheikh Zarra, as well as on demolition and evictions [dans Jérusalem-Est]. »

“These measures will have a negative impact on livelihoods and weaken the two-state settlement opportunities based on mutual respect for human rights and respect for international law by all parties,” the minister said.

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